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Disabled members' conference

31 August 2021

Annual meeting for UCU's disabled members, taking place during the annual UCU equality conference.

Email us if you would like to join UCU's network for disabled members.

The annual equality groups conference 2023 will be held at Hotel & Conference Centre, Aston University from Thursday 28 November - Saturday 30 November 2024

The migrant members' conference will be on Thursday 28 November  from 14:00 - 17:30

More information about the conference will be updated here once we get nearer to the event.

Registration, deadline, Monday 28 October 2024

Registration will open at the beginning of September

Motions deadline, Thursday, 7 November 2024

Branches/local associations are invited to submit up to three appropriate motions relevant to disabled members. Motions must have been approved either  by a quorate general meeting, or by a properly constituted meeting of disabled members.

A form will be available the beginning of September.

Nominations deadline, Thursday 14 November 2024

Nominees to this committee must be in good membership standing, be a disabled member, (this being self defined) and be employed with the last 12 months.

A form will be available at the beginning of September.

The disabled members' conference 2021 was held online via Teams will be on Friday 4 December 14:00 - 17:00

Disability, Covid and beyond

It's time to organise! The working lives of disabled people has changed dramatically since the start of the year, blighted by structural inequalities, the disproportionate impact of Covid-19, has exacerbated the failure of employers to provide reasonable adjustments and appropriate support for Disabled workers.

The annual conference looked at the issues raised by the pandemic, the emerging landscape and what the future will look like for disabled workers.  The keynote speaker was Zita Holbourne, PCS vice president, who addresses the conference on the challenges and issues for disabled workers and the fight for disability equality, as well as giving her perspective of being a black disabled woman.


For any questions specifically about the disabled member's conference please contact Sharon Russell.

For general event enquiries contact Sue Bajwa.

Last updated: 17 June 2024