Disabled people campaigning for rights - for access, benefits, services and equality; against discrimination, cuts, prejudice and pity!
The meeting took place on the final day of our 48-hour strike on London Underground and TfL. The Committee agreed to send a message of support to RMT and TSSA, and Committee members held a brief protest (in the pouring rain!) outside Tottenham Court Road station after the meeting. Photos of the protest have been circulated widely on social media.
- Sean McGovern and Mandy Hudson were elected as co-Chairs of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee (DWC).
- There is a vacancy for a women's seat on the Committee. This has been notified to unions.
This is the speech I gave to TUC Disabled Workers' Conference on 28 May 2014.
Many of you will have your own experiences of both the freedom provided by public transport and the difficulty using it – be that the railway, buses, shipping, air travel, trams, riverboats, taxis, or other modes of transport.