30 May 2012
Govt urged to improve disabled employment sector
The government must be more transparent with regard to its employment policies for disabled professionals, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has stated.
Brendan Barber, general secretary of the body, has today (May 30th) called on officials within the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance to stop being "fundamentally dishonest" over its rules for such employees.
During a speech delivered at the TUC's annual Disabled Workers' conference in London, Mr Barber explained that these are "profoundly difficult" times for professionals who are not able-bodied as the country has re-entered recession.
"No group of people is more affected by the government's savage, ideological austerity than disabled workers," he stated.
Mr Barber went on to say that while the government is eager to stress there is a wide range of opportunities open to disabled employees, "the truth could not be more different".
This comes after a group of disabled workers protested against their proposed redundancies from Remploy in London yesterday.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson