PCS members in London and the South are welcome to attend this two-day course run by Janine. If you would like to attend, please contact your regional training officer or your branhc secretary.
Disabled people campaigning for rights - for access, benefits, services and equality; against discrimination, cuts, prejudice and pity!
A two-day course to introduce civil service trade union reps and activists to neurodiversity and how they can help to fight discrimination.
To register, please contact your regional office.
Seem odd because they can't see
The trees for the wood
Seconding a motion from the University and Colleges Union (UCU) about the Disabled People’s Summit, I outlined the reasoning behind the text that RMT had added to the motion via our amendment. The motion (incorporating the amendment) was passed unanimously.
This is my proposing speech for TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee’s emergency motion calling for action to stop cuts to funding for kids with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Several trade unions’ delegates spoke in support of the motion, which was passed unanimously.
Conference, I am going to tell you:
The final motion at this year’s TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference was on Learning Disability. As this is an important and neglected issue, and the motion made some good points, it was clearly going to pass. However, I thought it important to point out some problems with it. Contributions to the debate were limited to three minutes, so this is probably more blunt and less nuanced than it might have been!