Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond told MPs before Christmas that the UK has poor productivity levels because of disabled people.
This is what he said:
“It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce, including higher participation by marginal groups and very high levels of engagement in the workforce by, for example, disabled people – something we should be extremely proud of – may have had an impact on overall productivity measurements.”
UNISON is now supporting a campaign to get Hammond to retract his comments.
You can help by asking your MP to sign the Early Day Motion put forward by MP Caroline Lucas (it only takes a few seconds!).