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Branch will celebrate 2022 as UNISON’s Year of Disabled Workers

#YDW2022 UNISON has made 2022 the Year of Disabled Workers.

The union plans to use these 12 months to highlight the experience of our disabled members, the value they bring to our union and to the workplace, and to call for better enforcement of legal rights including the right to reasonable adjustments at work.

The branch has responded to this call by organising a range of events throughout the year to throw the spotlight on our disabled members in their communities and their workplaces.

Our first event is Light A Candle a Holocaust Memorial Event on Thursday 27th January 7-8.15pm 

UNISON has around 200,000 disabled members and is the union for disabled workers. Over the 12 months we aim to:

  • Raise awareness of the social model of disability and the importance of changes to the workplace and working practices
  • Explain what the disability pay gap and disability employment gap mean and how they can be addressed
  • Increase our members’ confidence to self-define as disabled
  • Increase the number of disabled activists in our union

You can find more information on the UNISON UK website at Year of Disabled Workers 2022 | Disabled members equality | UNISON National

Resources and bargaining guides can be found here. Year of Disabled Workers resources | Year of Disabled Workers 2022 | UNISON National

UNISON Scotland’s Disabled Members Committee will also be producing some bespoke ‘Scottish’ materials for use in communications and on promotional items and will let you know about this asap. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date https://www.facebook.com/UNISONScotlandDisabledMembers