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Disabled Workers Conference 2021
Event details
Date
Wed, 10 Mar 2021 - 10:00 to
Thu, 11 Mar 2021 - 17:00
Overview

This year TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference 10 and 11 March 2021 is going virtual 

We would like all disabled trade unionists to join our most accessible, interactive conference to date. 

This year’s schedule is packed full of inspirational speakers, thought-provoking debates and engaging panel discussions.   

Book your free place today and join activists, campaigners, policy-makers and trade unionists from across the UK as we tackle the key debates and issues affecting disabled workers. 


Disabled Workers’ Conference 2021

Key Speakers:

  • Frances O’Grady, General Secretary
  • TUC Dave Allan, Co-Chair of the TUC Disabled Workers Committee
  • Vicky Foxcroft, Shadow Minister for Disabled People, Labour Party

  • Gail Cartmail, TUC President

  • Deirdre Costigan, National Officer, Disability Equality, Unison

  • Ellen Clifford, National Steering Group Member for Disabled People Against Cuts

Conference sessions

Wednesday 10 March: The unequal impact of Covid-19 on disabled workers

Conference debate: Organising against the unequal impact of covid-19 on disabled workers- 14:00 to 16:10

Thursday 11 March: The role of trade unions in securing and enforcing Reasonable Adjustments

Panel Discussion: The role of visibility in tackling disability discrimination - 12:00 to 13:30

Conference debate: The role of trade unions in securing and enforcing Reasonable Adjustments - 14:00 to 16:10

Disabled Workers’ Conference programme

Conference sessions

Wednesday 10 March: The unequal impact of Covid-19 on disabled workers

 

Conference debate: Organising against the unequal impact of covid-19 on disabled workers

14:00 to 14:30

Key Note Speakers:

  • Frances O’Grady, General Secretary
  • Dave Allan, Co-Chair of the TUC Disabled Workers Committee

Conference debate: Organising against the unequal impact of Covid-19 on disabled workers

Time: 14:30 to 15:15

Break

Time: 15:25 to 16:10

Thursday 11 March: The role of trade unions in securing and enforcing Reasonable Adjustments

 

Panel Discussion: The role of visibility in tackling disability discrimination

12:00 to 13:30 

Speakers:

  • Deirdre Costigan, National Officer, Disability Equality, Unison
  • Ellen Clifford, National Steering Group Member for Disabled People Against Cuts
  • Catherine Hale, Director, Chronic Illness Inclusion Project

 

Conference debate: The role of trade unions in securing and enforcing Reasonable Adjustments

14:00 to 14:30

Key Note Speakers:

  • Gail Cartmail, TUC President
  • Vicky Foxcroft, Shadow Minister for Disabled People, Labour Party

Conference debate: The role of trade unions in securing and enforcing Reasonable Adjustments

Time: 14:30 to 15:15

Break

Time: 15:25 to 16:10

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