Disabled Members

Disabled people experience discrimination at work. UNISON challenges discriminatory actions and campaigns for a fair deal for disabled members.

UNISON supports the Social Model of Disability. We believe it is the way society organises that creates barriers to inclusion and prevents disabled people from taking an equal part in life. As a union we campaign on important issues such as:

  • Inaccessible workplaces
  • Information systems that don’t include disabled people’s access needs
  • Negative attitudes and prejudices from employers

UNISON’s priorities on disability are led by the union’s own disabled members. Our union is committed to taking on the issues from those who know them best.

You could also get involved in UNISON’s national Disabled Members’ Group.

Wanted: Branch Disabled Members’ Officer

Are you proactive, a good listener and passionate about equality for disabled people?  Why not become UNISON Devon County Branch’s Disabled Members’ Officer?  Call the Branch on 01392 382530 or email branchoffice@devoncountyunison.org.uk for a chat.