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 …
Disabled people campaigning for rights - for access, benefits, services and equality; against discrimination, cuts, prejudice and pity!
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 star tthe 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
Janine facilitates a workshop for delegates identifying the issues facing autistic workers and arming trade unionists with strategies for fighting for equality.
Entertaining delegates with Tory-hating and other amusing verse. Somewhere in Birmingham.
Venue: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Supporting you to support your learners
Unionlearn has long promoted the benefits of workplace learning and this event aims to help Reps explore ways to encourage learning for health, both physical and mental as well as discovering learning opportunities for health and well-being.
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 ...
Janine joins Mik Scarlet and others in performing for delegates and visitors to the TUC Disabled Workers' Conference at Congress House, London.