In the media
See what we’ve been up to by checking out the media coverage of The Disability Union!
by John Pring for Disability News Service 26/11/2020
TDU said that Sia’s response to the criticism – which saw her tell an Autistic actor who questioned why she and others had not been considered for the role that “maybe you’re just a bad actor” – had been one of “arrogance and dismissal”.
by George Baker and Joel Jordan for The Disability Union 25/11/2020
We call on the Chancellor to make amends to this bleak situation by offering a real-terms pay rise to keyworkers who are on the front line of the fight against COVID-19.
WE CAN TELL OUR OWN STORIES: SIA’S NEW FILM IS JUST THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF DISABLED VOICES BEING MARGINALISED 🎬
by Joel Jordan for The Disability Union 20/11/2020
DISABLED ACTIVISTS ARE OUTRAGED: Sia’s new film is another backwards step for the entertainment industry – sidelining disabled people, telling our stories without us and dismissing disabled actors.
George Baker with Emma Tracey for BBC Ouch 19/11/2020
BBC Ouch’s Emma Tracey spoke to award-winning bloggers, Elin Williams and Chloe Tear, and disability rights campaigner George Baker to find out their top-tips.
by George Baker for Disability Horizons 13/11/2020
This week, disability rights campaigner and former MP candidate George Baker, who has muscular dystrophy, launched The Disability Union. It aims to bring disabled people together to create a collective voice to help fight for your rights.
by John Pring for Disability News Service 12/11/2020
Disabled campaigners this week celebrated the activists whose efforts helped lead to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), while highlighting the continuing flaws in equality legislation and the need to continue the fight for comprehensive civil rights.
by Timothy Edgley for Daily Echo 12/11/2020
A UNION for disabled people has now launched, which is the first of its kind.
‘The Disability Union’, based in Chandler’s Ford is aiming to give a national voice to people with disabilities as well as supporting them with day to day struggles.
by John Pring for Disability News Service 06/11/2020
A new independent user-led organisation – modelled on a trade union – is hoping to provide disabled people with a collective voice powerful enough to influence policy at a national level, while also offering them solutions to their disability-related problems.
by Joel Jordan for Pressat 09/11/2020
“25 years on from the Disability Discrimination Act, we vow to renew the fight for equality.”