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What is working life like for women (and men) on the Bucharest Metro? How does it compare to our situation on London Underground? In Bucharest with the ETF Women's Committee, I spoke with Metro workers and gathered some facts …
Welcome to our month of Autism Bewareness
No demands for equal rights or fairness
Reshaping round holes into squareness
You'll miss the point if you are careless
For it's our charity's consensus
That those afflicted are defenceless
We want a cure not independence
Please help us meet our great expenses
At RMT's 2015 AGM, I proposed an appeal, the effect of which would be to start the process of creating a Disabled Members' Advisory Committee. These are my speech notes. The appeal was passed.
by Janine Booth, co-Chair, TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee
For several years, disability rights has seemed the most intractable of issues to fight on.
Updates on ongoing work
On 13 January, I addressed Hackney's Health and Wellbeing Board as part of its Patient Voice agenda item, discussing provision for autistic adults in the Borough. Rather belatedly, Hackney is now considering a draft plan to implement its duties under the Autism Act. Here's what I said ...
The fragments from a previous wound
Dance around and wait their chance
To shoot a sharp reminder
That they have never gone away
And that which does not kill me does not
Always make me stronger
Ev'ry step brings pain but still
It beats just sitting feeling less
Distressed but more defeated
Three years ago, at the age of 45, I was diagnosed as autistic. It made complete sense to me, like being short-sighted all my life and finally getting a pair of glasses!
- LUL Fit for the Future Stations Equality Impact Assessment
- Disability discrimination cases in LUL
- Employers' disability policies
- Proposed employment policy on Autism
- RMT training
- Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)
- UK Disability History Month
- UN to investigate UK government
- Access to Work survey
- WOW petition