Crazed Loner - a poem about the portrayal of mental ill-health in the murder of Jo Cox MP, performed at Ealing TUC International Women's Day celebration.
Janine tutors this week-long course for RMT reps and members.
If you would like to attend, please contact your branch secretary.
NASUWT Education Centre, Birmingham.
Janine will speak on the subject of autism and stress in the workplace.
Details to follow.
She's marked her again and the scars will preserve it
She's causing her pain 'cause she thinks she deserves it
She isn't a file on a case worker's shelf
She isn't self-harming, she's harming herself
Hyphen, inversion may make it sound neater
Straight like the burns from the bars on the heater
She's the subject, the object, the hurter, the hurt
The rejecter, the reject, the victim, the perp
Janine has had to pull out of this due to surgery, but will hopefully speak at next year's conference.
Janine will speak and run a workshop on Autism in the Workplace at this year's UK National Work-Stress Network Conference at the Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8RS
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
R.I.P. Jo Cox MP
Hummer and groaner
Deranged and estranged
He's a stabber, a shooter
Overly obsessed with his computer
He's nothing to do with us, you see
No link to white supremacy
Not our responsibility
We're pillars of civility
Not killers, no culpability
Your breathlessness feels like asphyxiation
You've missed a deadline for some bureaucrat
You're sighing, crying, busting with frustration
I'm sure there is a therapy for that
The lights and noise and pressure make you dizzy
The heat is burning up the thermostat
I'm sorry but the therapist is busy
I'm sure there is a medicine for that
A stretched-out band's pulled thin and pale with tension
This wretched land is fertile for portension
Its far-fetched plan is born of apprehension
Turns breath-snatched panic past my comprehension
My rough-sketched sanded smile is just pretension
And level-handed mantras get no mention
Is anguish plus society
Updates on ongoing work