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With disabled people's jobs and living standards under serious attack from Government attacks on public services, the TUC has published up to date advice and guidance for trade unions on the law on disability discrimination, along with good practice in dealing with day to day issues in the workplace. The latest edition of Disability and Work can be downloaded free of charge (PDF) or ordered from TUC publications.
Mental health at work
The TUC has linked up with MIND to work together to promote mental health in the workplace and to challenge the discrimination and prejudice that prevents millions of people with mental health issues from getting or keeping jobs. For free workplace and campaigners' guides, wellbeing tips and other resources visit MIND's Mental health at work pages.
The TUC and many unions publish advice for union officers and reps in dealing with the increasing problems of mental ill-health at work and the prejudice and discrimination that people with mental health problems continue to face. In addition to the booklet Representing and Supporting members with mental health problems at work (see box below), the TUC has published (October 2012) an updated guide to the wide range of advice now available. Trade Unions and Mental Health: a resource list, can be downloaded free.
- Representing and Supporting members with mental health problems at work (PDF) – also available in print from the TUC publications shop (free to unions, £5 otherwise).
- Promoting Disability Equality (PDF) – also available to read online
- Sickness Absence and Disability Discrimination (PDF).
TUC Disabled Workers' Conference
The TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference 2013 took place on 22-23 May. Download the conference report 2013
TUC Disabled Workers Committee members showing solidarity with RMT/TSSA dispute following their recent meeting
Disabled people are particularly concerned that TfL's proposal to close all ticket offices will impact on their already limited ability to obtain support and assistance when accessing the underground. Some disabled people will be unable to use ticket machines. Photo © Les Woodward (GMB)