A ten-minute video explaining the social model of disability.
Janine Booth reviews ‘The Reason I Jump’
I don’t watch many documentaries about autism, and on the rare occasion when I sit down to watch one, I am overwhelmed with a sense of dread. So much rubbish is said on the subject, even by people who want to be on the right side. So many patronising tropes, so much pity, not enough solidarity.
(and why I prefer to think of it like this rather than as IFL vs PFL)
Janine is among the speakers as RMT's London Transport Region hosts a panel focusing on women’s health and safety in the workplace, for International Workers Memorial Day.
Broadcasting live on RMT London Transport Region's channel — specific meeting details for members to follow
- a conversation about women workers' health and safety, with:
This is what Janine said in the debate about Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Workers at the TUC Disabled Workers' Conference on 11 March 2021.
I’ll start with what might be a provocative statement:
Reasonable adjustments for individual workers are Plan B. Plan A is an accessible workplace.
This is the text of my contribution to the debate at TUC Disabled Workers' Conference on 10 March 2019.
Hi. I'm Janine Booth, representing RMT. Our members work in the rail, road transport, shipping and offshore energy industries.
Our story is set just after the first world war in Poplar, an east London borough with a population of 160,000 people crammed into the docklands in the bend of the River Thames (Poplar) and the area just north of it (Bow).
Britain’s anti-trade-union legislation makes it harder for unions to fight for the rights of disabled workers and disabled people more generally. How?
Limiting issues on which unions may lawfully take action
Legendary anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass (pictured) once wrote that ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand’. He was spot on.
The courts prejudge and penalise,
applying law, not playing fair,
convicting of 'joint enterprise'
Two words that catch and criminalise
the skin you're in, the clothes you wear,
they prejudge and they penalise
You're guilty in the system's eyes
and though they know you were elsewhere
convict you of 'joint enterprise'