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UNISON helps found Disability Employment Charter

New charter calls for concrete steps to improve the working lives of disabled people

UNISON disabled members rep hails new epilepsy toolkit

A new toolkit battles misconceptions about the condition and provides support to employers and employees

A model teaching assistant

Stars in our Schools celebrates the school support staff who strive to give our children the best possible education

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Disabled people an ‘afterthought’ for government during COVID

The grim statistics on COVID-related hazards facing disabled people are discussed during UNISON’s Disability Live! online conference

UNISON conferences go virtual

Disabled and LGBT+ members are invited to remotely attend a series of events organised specifically for them – online and live

Gaining support for disability equality

Shadow minister for disabled people endorses UNISON’s equality work

UNISON wins Access to Work victory

Union pressure sees government make changes to scheme to help disabled people working from home in the pandemic

Photos of UNISON Black disabled activists Veronica Price-Job and Peter Daley

Blog: Because Black disabled lives matter

UNISON activists Veronica Price-Job and Peter Daley look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting Black disabled workers

Head and shoulders photo of Kathleen Kennedy

Blog: When you’re the wrong sort of ‘vulnerable’

Kathleen Kennedy, deputy co-chair of UNISON’s national disabled members’ committee, writes about about how COVID-19 has seen disabled people re-classified as vulnerable and the damage this causes

UNISON equality survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during the pandemic

Tell us about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic – and join the prize draw for shopping vouchers

Head and shoulders shots of Tansaim Hussain-Gul and Graeme Ellis

Blog: Let’s have an informed discussion about working from home

Graeme Ellis and Tansaim Hussain-Gul are co-chairs of UNISON’s national disabled members’ committee. Here, they look at how COVID-19 has disproved myths about home working being unproductive

Inside the hall during a UNISON conference

COVID sees remaining 2020 conferences cancelled

President and general secretary announce decision, with social distancing and health and safety concerns set to continue for some time

Snapshots of UNISON Deaf activists Iain Scott-Burdon and Gill Jeffery

Blog: Deaf workers ignored in coronavirus pandemic

UNISON activists Iain Scott-Burdon and Gill Jeffery look at how coronavirus pandemic is affecting Deaf workers

Microscopic view of the Coronavirus

UNISON wins clearer COVID-19 guidance for its disabled members

‘Huge gap in the guidance’ was allowing employers to insist that vulnerable people ignore shielding and go into work

Menopause is a work issue

As the union of over a million women, and with nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women in work, UNISON is raising awareness and understanding of the menopause

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