Summit hears calls on direct action, assessment boycotts and hate crime

By John Pring Disability News Service 9th November 2017 A new handbook on direct action, a national day of action on inclusive education, and a call for healthcare professionals to boycott disability benefit assessments were among campaign ideas suggested by … Continue reading →

Employers ‘reluctant’ to provide adjustments in zero hours culture

The growth of zero hours contracts is making it even harder for disabled workers to secure the reasonable adjustments they need to do their jobs, “valuable” new research suggests. Employers are displaying a “strong reluctance” to make reasonable adjustments for … Continue reading →

TUC Disabled Workers Conference: ‘Stage and screen must do more on inclusive casting’

Arts leaders must do more to tackle the “acute” lack of opportunities for disabled actors on stage and screen, according to union delegates. Members of the Equity performers’ union called for “greater representation and more accurate portrayal” of disabled people, … Continue reading →

TUC Disabled Workers Conference: ‘Most disabled teachers face harassment’

  Four-fifths of disabled teachers face harassment and discrimination at the hands of head teachers and other senior managers, disabled union delegates have been told. Members of the TUC Disabled Workers Conference heard of the “growing evidence of increasing and … Continue reading →

TUC Disabled Workers Conference: PIP U-turn ‘could be turning-point’ in fightback

Union delegates say the government’s decision to reverse planned cuts to its new disability benefit could be a turning-point in the fightback against its repeated attacks on disabled people. The TUC Disabled Workers Conference in London voted in favour of … Continue reading →