UNISON is committed to achieving equality for all by fighting disability discrimination and campaigning to remove barriers to employment in the workplace.
Through self-organisation, disabled members help the union to identify and challenge discrimination. This helps build equality throughout the work of the union. It can also be a valuable way for members to get involved, develop skills, expertise and confidence.
Each Branch can elect a Disabled Members’ Officer and set up a self organised group.
The South West Disabled Members Committee meets throughout the year. The committee is open to all members in the South West who identify as being disabled.
We make our meetings accessible by:
- not making assumptions – disability takes many forms
- asking members what access needs they have
- ensuring confidentiality
- planning ahead
- considering the use of digital technology for members ‘virtual’ attendance
Sign up for more details about our Self Organised Group