Report, TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee, 17 April 2018

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1. TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference, 24-25 May, Bournemouth Motions – The Committee agreed to to support all motions and amendments, except: Unison’s amendment to Unite’s motion on Universal Credit (oppose) – the motion opposes UC; the amendment wants to change this to … Read more

Report: TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee, 5 July 2016

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Election of co-Chair: Sean McGovern, the Disabled Workers’ representative on TUC General Council, chairs the Committee. I was re-elected unopposed as co-Chair for another year.   Action on Resolutions from Disabled Workers Conference In carrying out the decisions of the … Read more

Change Here

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​Based on a true incident … Paula was tired from a day out protesting Paula was on her way home, needed resting She slumped on the train and She winced against pain and She thought, “Days like this one are … Read more

Autism Bewareness Month

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Welcome to our month of Autism Bewareness No demands for equal rights or fairness Reshaping round holes into squareness You’ll miss the point if you are careless For it’s our charity’s consensus That those afflicted are defenceless We want a cure … Read more

Report: TUC Disabled Workers Committee meeting, 17 March 2016

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Updates on ongoing work ‘You don’t look disabled’ briefing for union reps on ‘invisible/hidden’ disabilities, available here. Disability Labour contact details are here. Seminar on ‘Equality and mental health in an age of austerity’ – report online here. Griffiths v DWP appeal … Read more

Disabled Workers’ Action

Report from the 2013 TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference, published in Solidarity 287, 29 May 2013 This year’s TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference roundly condemned government attacks on disability rights, and pledged action against cuts in jobs and benefits. Meeting in London … Read more

Disabled People and the General Election

This article was published in Solidarity 360.   By Janine Booth, co-Chair, TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee (personal capacity) Over the last five years, the Tory-led government has targeted disabled people with cuts in benefits, closure of services, and attacks on … Read more