Janine will speak as part of a panel on Realising Disability Equality, specifically about links to the Labour Party and to DPOs (Disabled People’s Organisations) such as DPAC (Disabled People Against the Cuts), Inclusion London and ROFA (Reclaiming our Futures Alliance).
More details to follow.
If you are a PCS member who would like to attend this two-day online course, please contact your branch organiser or regional training officer.
Long before ‘Black Friday’ became the name for the first day of the Christmas shopping season, it was the name that the labour movement gave to the day on which trade union leaders inflicted a defeat on their own movement. It happened exactly one hundred years ago, on 15 April 1921.
If you are a CWU member and would like to attend this course, please contact your branch.
Thank you to Colette Marquess, a PCS union representative in Belfast, for writing this report after attending the Neurodiversity in the Workplace course run by Janine.
Janine Booth performs poetry for the National Education Union's 'Everything is possible - celebrating working women everywhere' online event on 30 May 2020.
Seconding a motion from the University and Colleges Union (UCU) about the Disabled People’s Summit, I outlined the reasoning behind the text that RMT had added to the motion via our amendment. The motion (incorporating the amendment) was passed unanimously.
The final motion at this year’s TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference was on Learning Disability. As this is an important and neglected issue, and the motion made some good points, it was clearly going to pass. However, I thought it important to point out some problems with it. Contributions to the debate were limited to three minutes, so this is probably more blunt and less nuanced than it might have been!