Trade unions must mobilise to support disabled people in securing a “better deal” in workplaces and from the UK government, says the TUC.

TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, said the new Conservative Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, “must show respect for those who want to work and compassion for those who can’t”.

“A good place for the new government to start would be restoring the Access to Work budget so that disabled people get support for the full cost of the workplace adaptations they need”, said Frances O’Grady.

“And, more fundamentally, the government needs to explain exactly how it will keep its promise that the planned £12bn worth of welfare cuts won’t hurt disabled people.”

Source: Unions Must Mobilise To Support Disabled People, Says TUC | Welfare Weekly