Disabled people campaigning for rights - for access, benefits, services and equality; against discrimination, cuts, prejudice and pity!
Due to impending surgery, this event has been postponed. Watch this space for rescheduled date!
Janine tutors this week-long course, which takes place in Glasgow and is free to RMT reps and members to attend.
For more information and to register, email Janet Cassidy.
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
Based on a true incident ...
Paula was tired from a day out protesting
Paula was on her way home, needed resting
She slumped on the train and
She winced against pain and
She thought, "Days like this one are testing"
The news of the Parliamentary Labour Party’s vote of no confidence in its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has come as a shock to millions of disabled people in the UK. As a group we have taken the brunt of the austerity cuts over the past six years; and will be disproportionately affected when we exit the EU.
TUC Disabled Workers' Committee will meet at TUC Congress House, carrying out the decisions of the recent Disabled Workers' Conference and planning to step up the fight for disabled workers' rights.
POSTPONED - the event will go ahead with different speakers.
Janine will be giving a presentation about disabled people's access to public transport at the South West Unite the Union Disabled Members’ Seminar at the Regional Office at Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AY. The seminar will be open to all SW Unite Reps and disabled members.
Val Graham reviews Autism Equality in the Workplace by Janine Booth.
Janine Booth, poet and author of Autism Equality in the Workplace, is both a worker and trade union activist. A member of the TUC Disabled Workers Committee, her handbook Autism in the Workplace was published online by the TUC in 2014.
We are working with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell to progress the idea of the Labour Party developing a Neurodiversity/Autism Manifesto and appointing a Shadow Minister for Neurodiversity. We are pleased to hear from John that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also supports this idea. Neurodiversity (ND) is the term that describes the fact that different people have different brain wiring (neurology).