TUC Disabled Workers Committee, 16 December 2021

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– report by Janine Booth, RMT nominee on the Committee Flexible working and reasonable adjustments The TUC has been advocating what it calls ‘flexible working as a reasonable adjustment’ for disabled workers. What it means by this is the right … 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

Asking for Evidence about Autism and Employment

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Today, I was a panellist at at evidence session organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, discussing autism and employment. There were several ‘witnesses’, mostly employers and representatives of charities. Some were autistic, some not. The APPGA will publish … Read more

RMT Disabled Members Plan Fightback

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Published in Solidarity 468 Disabled transport workers discussed issues from workplace representation to the role of charities at their two-day RMT conference in Southend on 26-27 April. This was only the second annual RMT Disabled Members’ Conference, after the union’s … 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