Independent Living
Benefits and Poverty
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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: TUC criticised over HQ access

Disabled union activists have criticised their own national federation, the TUC, for its reluctance to improve access at its London headquarters, following years of complaints from delegates at the annual Disabled Workers’ Conference. A motion calling on the TUC to make major improvements to the accessibility of Congress House in central London was passed
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General Election 2017: Tory mental health plans greeted with accusations of ‘hypocrisy’

Two user-led groups have accused the Conservative party of “hypocrisy” after it promised to end the “burning injustices” facing mental health service-users. Both groups pointed out that Conservative social security policies, including the coercion and bullying of benefit claimants, had created and worsened mental distress. And they said the party had been responsible for
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Arts, Culture and Sport
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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Arts and cultural organisations ‘failing on jobs’

Many large publicly-funded arts and cultural organisations are failing to employ any disabled people at all, union activists have heard at their annual conference. The TUC’s Disabled Workers’ Conference in London (pictured) heard from representatives of musicians’ and actors’ unions, and colleagues from other unions, about the results of Arts Council England’s (ACE) latest
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