Category Archives: Disabled Members

STUC needs your views on hate crime law

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on hate crime legislation. Across the STUC’s equality structures trade union members have raised concerns about hate crime and highlighted examples of how hate crime has affected them in their lives or at work. It is clear from these discussions and debates that hate crime is a workplace issue. As […]

Scottish Disabled Members AGM 2016

SCOTTISH DISABLED MEMBERS’ GROUP: ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2016 UNISON SOUTH LANARKSHIRE BRANCH, 23 BECKFORD STREET, HAMILTON ML3 0BT (Which can be accessed from Hamilton West train station) (West Wing (entrance from Douglas Street) of Council HQ) The AGM is open to all disabled members in UNISON in Scotland. This Calling Notice can be […]

Incapability must not be used to sack workers

#ulgc16 Conference condemned the growing use of Incapability Procedures to sack staff on the grounds of ill-health or performance, as part of the cuts agenda. This issue was highlighted by a motion from South Lanarkshire Branch and the union will now produce guidance for branches on best practice to support our members in the workplace […]

Disability and you – What you should know

What is a disability? It is an easy question to answer isn’t it. After all everybody knows that the answer is anyone who is a wheelchair user, who has lost a limb, is blind or is deaf. However, is it really that easy? What about someone with diabetes, dyslexia, work-related stress or obstructive sleep apnoea? […]

Access All Areas Issue 3

Access All Areas in Scotland – Issue 3 of UNISON Scotland’s Disabled Members Newsletter – UNISON Scotland Disabled Members take a leap into social media. UNISON Scotland Disabled Members Committee have been busy over the last few months setting up social media accounts. Whether you Tweet or Post, Follow or Like, the Disabled Members Group […]