A model teaching assistant

Stars in our Schools celebrates the school support staff who strive to give our children the best possible education

Disabled people an ‘afterthought’ for government during COVID

The grim statistics on COVID-related hazards facing disabled people are discussed during UNISON’s Disability Live! online conference

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON conferences go virtual

Disabled and LGBT+ members are invited to remotely attend a series of events organised specifically for them – online and live

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Gaining support for disability equality

Shadow minister for disabled people endorses UNISON’s equality work

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON wins Access to Work victory

Union pressure sees government make changes to scheme to help disabled people working from home in the pandemic

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Photos of UNISON Black disabled activists Veronica Price-Job and Peter Daley

Blog: Because Black disabled lives matter

UNISON activists Veronica Price-Job and Peter Daley look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting Black disabled workers

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Head and shoulders photo of Kathleen Kennedy

Blog: When you’re the wrong sort of ‘vulnerable’

Kathleen Kennedy, deputy co-chair of UNISON’s national disabled members’ committee, writes about about how COVID-19 has seen disabled people re-classified as vulnerable and the damage this causes

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON equality survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during the pandemic

Tell us about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic – and join the prize draw for shopping vouchers

Article, Equality, News on the UNISON National site.
Head and shoulders shots of Tansaim Hussain-Gul and Graeme Ellis

Blog: Let’s have an informed discussion about working from home

Graeme Ellis and Tansaim Hussain-Gul are co-chairs of UNISON’s national disabled members’ committee. Here, they look at how COVID-19 has disproved myths about home working being unproductive

Article on the UNISON National site.
Inside the hall during a UNISON conference

COVID sees remaining 2020 conferences cancelled

President and general secretary announce decision, with social distancing and health and safety concerns set to continue for some time

Article, News on the UNISON National site.