TUC Disabled Workers Condemn P&O Sackings

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The TUC’s Disabled Members’ Committee has made this statement: Accessible public transport is essential for disabled people to participate in society on an equal and independent basis. To be genuinely accessible, public transport must be adequately staffed by workers with … Read more

Accessibility As Standard Not ‘As Required’

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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

Accessibility As Standard, Not ‘As Required’

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Janine speaks in an online panel event which is part of TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference but open to all. Register here. Speakers: Janine Booth, Disabled Workers Committee Member from RMT and RMT Disabled Members Advisory Committee Secretary Angela Montgomery, Unite … Read more

Disabled People for Free Trade Unions

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Fringe meeting on anti-union laws at TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference (which is held online) hosted by RMT and Free Our Unions Chair: Sarah Woolley, General Secretary, Bakers’ Union Speakers: Janine Booth, Secretary, RMT Disabled Members’ Advisory Committee John McDonnell MP … Read more

Reasonable Adjustments are Plan B

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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

Disabled workers and Covid

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This is the text of my contribution to the debate at TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference on 10 March 2019. Hi. I’m Janine Booth, representing RMT. Our members work in the rail, road transport, shipping and offshore energy industries. I want to … Read more

Report: TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee, 9 October 2019

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Accessible Transport I will be convening the committee’s accessible transport working group, which will also include Elane Heffernan (UCU), Colleen Johnson (NEU) and Austin Harney (PCS). We already have a campaign plan, which will now be updated. The Committee agreed … Read more

Speaking out about deaths in care

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Janine proposing a motion condemning deaths of autistic and learning disabled people in care, at TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference in May 2019. *** On 21 March this year, an inquest ruled that the death of Colette McCulloch was avoidable. Colette … Read more

To fight for disabled rights, scrap all anti-union laws!

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This is Janine’s speech seconding the motion on the Trade Union Act at TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference 2019. The motion was passed unanimously. === RMT welcomes PCS’ motion and its focus on electronic balloting. Our amendment extends this discussion to … Read more

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