9 Dec 2012

September 2012 - Busy Month for UNISON disabled lgbt members

Very busy this month for the National LGBT Committee.  We held our Disabled Members Network Day and drafted motions for conference focusing on austerity measures, attitudes towards disabled people and benefit cuts.

After what was called a succesful olympics and paralympics, the government has now started to screw disabled athletes with cuts in benefits.  This follows the disgraceful sponsorship of the olumpics by ATOS and the recent report that the since the refusal of benefits following assessments, more than 1000 disabled people have died after losing their benefits.

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