Disabled transport workers are a significant and valuable part of the workforce that delivers transport to millions of passengers and freight consignments every day. Many of us are also particularly vulnerable during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Workers' self-defence starts with getting unionised at work. This section includes material on the trade union struggles and issues I am involved in and/or urge you to support!
You have no skills – you’re just a carer,
labourer and apron-wearer,
You smear on cream and dish out pills –
you don’t have skills.
You have no skills, you just wipe arses,
the underside of the underclasses,
You wipe up drool, make tea and chat –
Where’s the skill in that?!
TUC Women's Conference today debated a motion on Women and HIV (pictured). I spoke against the motion. Below is my speech, plus some additional information to help clarify what has been a controversial issue.
The motion was defeated by 89 votes to 81, with 36 delegates abstaining.
I'm asking delegates to vote against this motion.
Today at TUC Women's conference, PCS moved a motion congratulating their members at BEIS for successful strike action, and drawing attention to the appalling conditions that outsouced workers, many of them women, face. I made the following contribution to the debate.
Congratulations to PCS on its brilliant win at BEIS and solidarity with your ongoing sturggles at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and elsewhere.
A one-day course in London on understanding and tackling anti-trade-union laws.
Janine will be tutoring this week-long course, which is open to all RMT members. To apply, contact your branch secretary or visit the union's website.
I wrote this for my employer's intranet Living With .. series written by disabled workers, and thought I'd share it here too.
What is monocular vision?
I only have sight in my left eye. Some people lose sight in one eye gradually, through illness or disease. My sight loss, though, was rather more sudden and dramatic.
My monocular vision
To register for this course, please contact your branch or regional training officer.
- part of Kent Branch NEU Equalities Mental Health Awareness Day
9.30-4.00, 29th February 2020
Thanington Resources Centre
Venue: Quorn Grange Hotel
Contact CSP for more details