Wales TUC carried out a major survey of more than 1000 workers in Wales which found that many disabled workers want to see a change in the way that disability is treated at work. They carried out this research to better understand attitudes towards and experiences of disability in the workplace in Wales, including those of workers with 'hidden' or non-visible impairments. The research gathered statistical evidence as well as the stories of disabled workers to give voice to those experiences.
Key findings of our research include:
The need for further trade union action on the issue to press employers and government for improvements in disability equality in the workplace was supported by the findings of the research. As a result the Wales TUC has put together a list of campaign asks of the Welsh and UK governments as well as a practical toolkit that trade union reps can use to press for improvements in the workplace.
The identified several actions that the Wales TUC believes should be taken by Welsh Government and the UK government to improve the situation for disabled people in Wales as follows:
Read the detailed list.
Hard copies of the toolkit, as well as workplace campaign posters and postcards are also available to order from the Wales TUC - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 029 2034 7010 to order copies. Resources are available in both English and Welsh.