1. Protesting against attacks on disabled people. The Tories are intensifying their assault on disabled people's rights, particularly access to benefits. I will be circulating information about protests and other events in and around London. Please look out for these and encourage members to take part.
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!
Janine will be ranting, rhyming and revolting as part of this day-long jamboree of autistic voices.
Log-in details to follow.
The week-long Disability in the Workplace course goes online, every Monday for five weeks!
Venue: Student Central, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY View Map
Chair Sean McGovern. Speakers Include John McDonnell, Marsha de Cordova, Francesca Martinez, Micheline Mason, Barbara Lisicki, Richard Rieser, Janine Booth, Kirsten Hearn and others to be confirmed.
The first two-day RMT Disabled Members' Conference, to be held in sunny Southend-on-Sea.
Details available soon.
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.