Disabled workers

Community has a long tradition of representing disabled workers dating back over a century. 

The National League of the Blind, in 1899 was the first trade union for disabled people in the U.K. and achieved huge amounts for British disabled people.

The League organised its first strike in 1912. In 1920, under the banner of “Justice not Charity”, they organised marches to Trafalgar Square from Leeds, Manchester and Newport in support of what became the Blind Persons Act 1920. They joined the Community family in 2000.

Today we represent thousands of disabled workers across the U.K. in all industries and sectors and we are committed to driving positive change, rights, recognition and support for our members.

Guide to reasonable adjustments 

At Community, we believe it’s essential that everyone is given the support they need to do their job to the best of their ability. Although this exists as a legal right, some disabled people struggle to get support. Read the guide from Community on how to access reasonable adjustments.

Disability and self-employment 

More disabled people than ever before are choosing self-employment, but they are being let down by poor support from the government. Read the full research from Community and IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed).

Find out more about why you should join Community here.

If you would like to get involved in future training and events, please get in touch at equalities@community-tu.org


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