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Guidance for unions on how to deal with discrimination against
With growing recognition of the extent of mental health problems
Government reforms and austerity measures are endangering the education of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), says a new report published today (Monday) by the TUC.
30 March 2015
Responding to research that shows over 100 people a day with a mental health condition are having their benefits stopped as a sanction, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “These sanctions show a government that is more interested in punishing vulnerable people than supporting them in their attempts to find...
20 January 2015
Responding to comments made at the Conservative Party Conference by Welfare Reform Minister Lord Freud – which were revealed today (Wednesday) during Prime Minister’s Questions – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Wherever they work and whoever they work for, disabled people are entitled to equal pay. “Instead of opening...
15 October 2014
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) plays a vital role in underpinning union work to tackle discrimination and harassment at work as evidenced by the TUC's response to a government review of the duty.
19 April 2013
Guidance for unions on how to deal with discrimination against disabled workers losing their jobs through failure to count disability-related absence separately from sickness absence, with advice on negotiating a disability leave policy.
06 February 2013
The Struggle for Disability Rights This Disability History Month Event will look at the contribution made by Alf Morris and also look at the continuing campaign for disability rights. Speakers will include Derek Kinrade, acclaimed biographer of Alf Morris, and current campaigners.
13 November 2012
With growing recognition of the extent of mental health problems at work and the continuing prejudice and discrimination faced by workers with mental health issues, the TUC has published a list of resources for union reps and officers to use both in supporting members and in persuading employers to adopt...
10 October 2012
As the struggle to safe the jobs of disabled workers in 36 Remploy factories reaches a climax, this briefing urges unions to offer strong solidarity, and presents arguments and information to support the cause.
22 June 2012
Responding to the Life Opportunities Survey published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today (Thursday) TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “The government must take this report very seriously. It confirms that disabled people are excluded from jobs not through any failings of their own, but because of the...
09 December 2010
The TUC will hold a seminar in London on Thursday (25 November) on the impact of the cuts on disabled people.
22 November 2010