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The government review into survivor benefits estimated that 27 per
The TUC, in partnership with Epilepsy Action have produced a
Guidance for unions on why the Social Model of Disability
This resource for trade unions reps seeks to increase understanding of the law and its limitations in relation to sickness absence and disability discrimination. As a result of the law and of growing awareness of its existence, it has become more unusual for disabled workers to face dismissal or unequal...
17 May 2016
The government review into survivor benefits estimated that 27 per cent of private sector schemes (1,334 schemes) that provide a survivor pension treat same-sex spouses and civil partners less favourably than opposite-sex spouses, relying on an exemption in the Equality Act 2010. The TUC estimates that more than 70,000 members...
30 January 2016
Of the millions of disabled people living in Britain today, only a very small percentage use wheelchairs, or assistance dogs, or are otherwise identified by visible evidence of impairment. But everywhere, from supermarket car parks to public transport to workplaces, people believe that "real" disability can be seen and that...
07 December 2015
Thursday 3 December is International Day of Disabled People. To coincide with it, the TUC is today (Thursday) publishing a good practice guide for workplace representatives to help them support trade union members with invisible impairments. The TUC guide You Don’t Look Disabled provides information on: the role that trade...
03 December 2015
A social model study of the employment experiences of disabled people in Great Britain, with a focus on mental illness
22 May 2015
The TUC, in partnership with Epilepsy Action, is today (Tuesday) publishing Epilepsy in the workplace – a TUC guide, to aid trade union workplace representatives in supporting members with epilepsy. The guide educates trade union members about epilepsy, and provides guidance on reasonable workplace adjustments and making workplaces epilepsy-friendly.
21 April 2015
The TUC, in partnership with Epilepsy Action have produced a new guide for trade unionists on supporting members with epilepsy. The author is a specialist and a trade unionist so this briefing will be an authoritative aid to union reps, officers and members on dealing with the issues facing members...
21 April 2015
Introduction Trade unions are required by law to offer the same service to disabled as to non-disabled members. Frequently, this will involve offering information and services in alternative formats, in order that all members are able to access them, and ensuring that meetings and venues are fully accessible to all...
30 March 2015
Guidance for unions on why the Social Model of Disability matters at this time of relentless attack on disabled people’s rights has been published by the TUC.
03 March 2015
The TUC’s Disabled Workers’ Committee has 12 questions for candidates and political parties in the run up to the general election, covering issues that particularly impact on disabled people. Download the questions here and find out politicians’ views on equality for disabled people.
23 February 2015

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