‘I wasn’t sure what was going on. I was struggling to concentrate and work was getting too much’

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. Because it’s a work issue

Fighting sexual harassment and standing up for disabled workers

The final debates at national conference witnessed passionate debates on sexual harassment in the workplace and raising the profile of disabled members

Conference debates access to voting, hate crime and BSL

Delegates discuss a range of issues that affect the lives of disabled people, in and out of the workplace

Disabled members speak out over lack of proper disability leave

Disabled activists employers often don’t understand the issue and can ‘punish’ disabled workers.

Widening disability pay gap shows the struggle for equality is far from over

Assistant general secretary addresses disabled members’ conference

Delegates voice the need for mental health first aiders

Disabled members speak out about the importance of mental health care and the role that mental health first aid can play

MP says we need to change how disability is reported

Emma Lewell-Buck highlights ‘cruelty’ of government policies toward disabled people

Conference hears how disabled workers face absence problems

Workers are often punished for disability-related absences, with more discretion needed from employers and managers

President hails ‘inspirational’ disabled members

Gordon McKay also urges members to use ‘Grovember’ to continue to make the union stronger

Unlocking our potential

UNISON’s disabled members are working hard to combat unfair treatment at work

UNISON equality survey – with prizes

Help us campaign for equality by filling in our survey – and maybe win a holiday for two at Croyde Bay Holiday Resort in north Devon

Holocaust Memorial Day and the story of disabled people

Holocaust Memorial Day helps us to remember the atrocities against minority groups including disabled people

Take action against Philip Hammond’s comments on disability

Ask your MP to sign an Early Day Motion asking the Chancellor to retract his comments

Disabled members response to Philip Hammond’s comments

Last week at the Treasury select committee, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP answered a question about the cause of poor productivity by implying that the UK’s poor productivity levels were the result of disabled people in the workforce. He said: “It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce, […]

Labour would scrap flawed assessments, says shadow minister

Proper funding is essential if disabled people are not to be sidelined, conference hears