Logo - 2022 Year of disabled workers

Year of Disabled Workers 2022

UNISON has made 2022 the Year of Disabled Workers.

We want to use these 12 months to highlight the experience of our disabled members, the value they bring to our union and to the workplace, and to call for better enforcement of legal rights including the right to reasonable adjustments at work.

UNISON has around 200,000 disabled members and is the union for disabled workers. Over the 12 months we aim to:

  • Raise awareness of the social model of disability and the importance of changes to the workplace and working practices
  • Explain what the disability pay gap and disability employment gap mean and how they can be addressed
  • Increase our members’ confidence to self-define as disabled
  • Increase the number of disabled activists in our union

Resources for branches

We hope all regions and branches will get involved. The Year of Disabled Workers logo can be used on branch newsletters or social media posts.  It can be added to e-mail signatures or used to advertise events.

Download the logos

We have created a list of disability bargaining, campaigning and organising resources branches, regions and service groups can promote during the year.

Resources list

National Events

We will be holding a series of webinars and training events across the year, which will be listed below.

Organising for the Year of Disabled Workers

Watch the webinar – BSL included

Disability Leave – How and why to negotiate a disability leave agreement with your employer.

Watch the webinar – BSL included

UNISON South East

Calendar of workshops and webinars