Annette Heslop speaking at health conference

Barriers for disabled staff in the health service need to be lowered

Reasonable adjustments for healthcare students on clinical placements, accessibility passports, and disability and carers’ leave all discussed at health conference

Christina McAnea urges chancellor to make ‘real and positive change’ for disabled workers

‘Threatening benefit cuts or accusing disabled people of “not doing their duty” achieves nothing,’ writes UNISON general secretary

‘Pay gaps exist because no one is looking,’ disabled members hear

UNISON’s disabled members’ conference debates pay gaps, the national care service, and the health and disability white paper

Disabled people should be asking employers if they are ‘fit to employ’

MSP Pam Duncan-Glancy tells UNISON’s disabled members conference that delegates work is ‘changing lives’

Disabled members look towards the general election

UNISON’s disabled members conference opened with a round-up of the year’s activity – including positive lobbying for disability equality

Living with neurodiversity

Ahead of UNISON’s national disabled members conference, one delegate talks about her life as a neurodiverse person – and how being diagnosed has changed it for the better

Behind the headlines, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

UNISON fights to protect rights of workers with long COVID

UNISON says that the Equality Act 2020 is being misrepresented by the Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Blog: UK government should take notice of the new disability charter

The ground-breaking Disability Employment Charter, which UNISON co-founded, calls for a legal two-week limit in responding to reasonable adjustments

Disable inequality

Disable Inequality: How to challenge disability discrimination

This is UNISON’s year of the disabled worker and the union is launching a new campaign to help members challenge disability discrimination in the NHS

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Introducing the year of disabled workers

Why 2022 is ‘an exciting opportunity to showcase the skills, experience and qualities that disabled people bring to the workplace and to society’

Weather fails to stop successful disabled members’ conference

UNISON’s national disabled members’ pass 21 motions as well as two emergency motions in jam-packed live event

Panel debate kicks off UNISON’s national disabled members’ conference

Speakers touched on a number of issues relating to post-COVID bargaining for disabled workers’ rights

McAnea hails ‘campaigning spirit’ of disabled members

General secretary addressed UNISON’s disabled members’ conference on Monday, acknowledging their extraordinary work before looking to the future

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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