Category Archives: Disabled Members

Let’s smash the disability pay gap......

UNISON disabled members’ conference marks Disability Pay Gap Day and calls for mandatory reporting.  Click here to read more.

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10 barriers autistic workers face and how to overcome them......

Most autistic people want to work, but often encounter difficulties in the workplace which employers can address better. Author and workplace trade union representative Janine Booth, who is on the spectrum herself, outlines her ten examples of barriers for autistic people at work, and offers advice for removing them.

  1. Getting work

Job adverts often use jargon. Interviews may have sensory distractions, use sloppily-worded questions, and judge applicants on social behaviour such as posture. Employers can remove these barriers by advertising jobs clearly, using practical tests and allowing autistic applicants to have an interview companion. The Government can do more to actively support autistic job-hunters. Continue reading

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Help save this vital lifeline for older people......

Attendance Allowance is a lifeline that helps more than a million older disabled people remain independent at home. But Government plans to give Attendance Allowance to councils could threaten the future of this vital support for older disabled people. Continue reading

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National Paralympic Day & Liberty Festival......

3 September 2016 1:00pm–6:00pm, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST.  Click here to read more

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For self-identified disabled women......

A workshop on disability and sexuality Saturday 19 September London 1-5pm, see Sisters of Frida.  Click here to read more.

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SERTUC Transport Industries Network conference 28 February......

SPECIAL DAY CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT Organised by the SERTUC Transport Industries Network supported by the Disability Workers Network & the Pensioners Network

SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2015 – 10.00-16.30 Continue reading

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Members asked to sign Lord Freud petition......

UNISON is calling on all disabled members, fellow members, families and friends to sign the Unions Together petition calling for the resignation of welfare minister Lord Freud. Continue reading

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