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Blogs on disability issues
Stronger unions - Disability
The TUC is campaigning against government attacks on disabled people and for disability equality. Our demands, agreed by disabled trade unionists, are contained in the Manifesto for Disability Equality which is published together with a guide to how best to use it. Find out more by emailing [email protected].
Mental health at work
The TUC and trade unions are working to improve workplace mental health. In February 2015 a seminar discussed examples of good practice from six unions. Download Good practice in workplace mental health (PDF)
In February 2016, a second seminar examined equality and mental health. Download Equality and mental health in an age of austerity (PDF)
There are free resources available from the TUC and MIND and many unions have published their own materials:
- Mental health at work pages.[Mind]
- 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).
- Trade Union and mental health resource list.
TUC Disabled Workers' Conference
The TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference 2015 took place on 21-22 May. Download report of the conference (PDF)
This leaflet (pdf) explains the work of the TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee. If you wish to invite a speaker to a trade union or campaign meeting please contact [email protected] (Note you may have to pay speaker’s expenses).