Vital services saved my life, says PFA representative who lost mum to suicide
Saturday 20th May 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
DELEGATES to the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference called on commuters yesterday to rally behind the party which will renationalise the railways and keep safety-critical train guards.
TSSA delegate Ray Spiteri made the call as conference debated a motion opposing...
DISABLED workers launched a 10-point general election statement yesterday and called for a vote against the “continued discrimination and persecution” faced by disabled people.
The TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference opened with a searing attack on the Tory...
Friday 19th May 2017
DISABLED workers called for the removal of barriers to employment yesterday as new TUC research revealed an increase in homeworking.
The TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference debated the “social model of disability,” which sees society as the main factor in making people...
DISABLED workers vowed to fight benefit office closures yesterday, warning that they will have a “devastating” impact on claimants.
The government proposals announced earlier this year, will see 147 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offices close by next March.
posted by Morning Star in Britain
LABOUR will seize on Tory infighting over Europe to reverse some of the government’s worst welfare cuts, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has told the Morning Star.
In an interview at the TUC’s disabled workers’ conference, Mr McDonnell vowed to capitalise on the...
Saturday 21st May 2016
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain
DISABILITY campaigners showed their solidarity yesterday with the family of a mentally ill woman who died in Holloway prison in January under suspicious circumstances.
Delegates to the TUC disabled workers’ conference unanimously passed an emergency motion in support of Sarah...
LABOUR mayors must boldly face up to the problems before them if they are to honour their promises to disabled people, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said yesterday.
Opening the trade union centre’s disabled workers’ conference in London, she rallied delegates...
Friday 20th May 2016
DISABLED trade unionists swore yesterday to step up the fight against the Conservative government’s disability benefits cuts.
In an emergency motion presented to this year’s TUC disabled workers’ conference, campaigners pledged that they would reverse the scrapping of...
Friday 30th May 2014