- 2016 National Disabled Members' Conference
- 6 July 2016
Conference notes that Sickle Cell, Thalassemia and Lupus disproportionately affect Black people, who may have increased bouts sickness, hospitalisation, infection and associated illness.
These absences often trigger disciplinary & capability procedures.
We call on the National Disabled Members Committee to:
1. review existing literature and add references to Sickle Cell, Thalassemia and Lupus where not already existing,
2. work with the National Black Members Committee and other parts of the union to create a briefing paper about Sickle Cell, Thalassemia and Lupus to be distributed to Branches, which includes the particular impacts likely to be experienced by Black Members.
National Black Members Caucus