Action against discrimination.
Campaigners fear that government “pilot schemes” to “help unemployed people with mental health problems find work” will lead to people being bullied off benefits and will not address the causes of mental ill-health.
Save the Independent Living Fund
The Independent Living Fund provides funding for severely disabled people to live independently in their own homes and participate in society — so it's an obvious target for the Tory-LibDem government to cut!
The first two-day RMT Disabled Members' Conference, to be held in sunny Southend-on-Sea.
Details available soon.
Report from the 2013 TUC Disabled Workers' Conference, published in Solidarity 287, 29 May 2013
This year's TUC Disabled Workers' Conference roundly condemned government attacks on disability rights, and pledged action against cuts in jobs and benefits.
On 6 February, I and other members of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee protested (in the rain!) at Tottenham Court Road station, opposing cuts and supporting the RMT/TSSA London Underground strike.