Accessibility As Standard Not ‘As Required’


Janine’s opening remarks at the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference panel discussion on Accessibility As Standard Not ‘As Required’: building accessible workplaces for all, on Monday 21 March 2022. Which is better? A. A wheelchair user arrives at their new workplace, … Read more

Calling for Labour to adopt policy on neurodiversity

Proposing neurodiversity reference back at Labour conference

At 2021 Labour Party conference, I moved a ‘reference back’ of the National Policy Forum report, due to its failure to include any policy on neurodiversity, despite a detailed submission being made to the policy forum process. This is what … Read more

RMT Members Help Win Justice for Osime

Osime Brown article in RMT News

Published in RMT News, July/August 2021 RMT members have helped to win justice for Osime Brown, a young, black, autistic, learning-disabled man. The union saw this as an issue that deserved our support and solidarity. Janine Booth, Secretary of RMT’s Disabled Members’ … Read more

Disability Campaigners Celebrate ‘Easements’ Win


Published in Solidarity 587, 7 April 2021 Disabled people’s organisations have scored an important victory as the government has announced that local councils will no longer be excused from meeting their social care obligations. A year ago, the Coronavirus Act … Read more

Reasonable Adjustments are Plan B

Speaking at TUC DWC 2021

This is what Janine said in the debate about Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Workers at the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference on 11 March 2021.     I’ll start with what might be a provocative statement: Reasonable adjustments for individual workers … Read more

1920 Blind March: a centenary to celebrate

Blind March article in RMT News

This article was published in RMT News, September 2020. By Janine Booth, Chair of RMT National Disabled Members’ Advisory Committee One hundred years ago, two hundred and fifty blind people from across the UK marched from Newport, Manchester and Leeds … Read more