Disabled Members

UNISON’s priorities on disability are led by the union’s own disabled members. We help disabled members by fighting discrimination and campaigning on issues such as:

  • improved anti discrimination legislation;
  • negotiating branch disability leave agreements;
  • improving inaccessible workplaces;
  • replacing information systems that don’t meet disabled people’s access needs;
  • eliminating negative attitudes and prejudice from employers, service users and the general public.

The 2010 Equality Act offers a range of protections to disabled people but workplace discrimination still affects many people in England, Scotland and Wales.

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If you would like to speak to Brian Elliot, Disabled Members Officer, please contact the branch 0191 553 2730 or email us at unison@sunderland.gov.uk