Aims of our Group
The TSSA Disability Working Group exists to advance the interests of TSSA members with disabilities by:
- Providing support for TSSA members with disabilities, and striving to increase their active participation in union affairs;
- Campaigning on issues facing TSSA members with disabilities, within the union, within the workplace, and in society in general;
- Raising awareness of disability issues amongst the TSSA membership, amongst employers, and in society in general;
- Ensuring effective representation of TSSA members with disabilities;
- Advising the TSSA Executive Committee on matters relating to disabilities
The TSSA Disability Working Group had its inaugural meeting on Saturday 27 November 2005 and was created to provide a safe, caring forum for members who have any type of disability to come along and discuss any issues or concerns they may have.
ALL members will be given the opportunity to put their opinions forward.
Too often people with disabilities are excluded. The policy of this group is inclusion not exclusion.
The TSSA DWG Supports Disability History Month.
TSSA DWG has produced a booklet to celebrate disability history month 2019, entitled “A look at disabled leaders throughout history, and their struggle for acceptance.” You can download a copy by clicking here.
Also the chair of TSSA DWG & president of TSSA has written the following statement.
“After nine years of Tory austerity the upcoming election is one of the most important for many years. And no one has felt the brunt of these attacks more than disabled people. From the pernicious bedroom tax to the withdrawal of independent living allowance disabled people have faced it all.
So it would be with some delicious irony that in Disability History Month they were finally thrown from office.
I applaud the work of our Disabled Working Group who, for over 10 years, have been at the forefront of representing Disabled interests both within and outside of the rail, bus and travel industries
I hope you enjoy this booklet, find it informative and, whether you consider yourself disabled or not, seek to get involved
TSSA DWG Chair.”