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TUC Policy on Disability Issues




Speaker: Peter Purton - Disability and LGBT Officer TUC

Location: Room C300, City University London, Tait Building, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

Please reserve a place by contacting Doria Pilling.

Peter Purton's presentation will cover the TUC's view of the current stage in the struggle of disabled people for equality and social inclusion. He will look back at progress achieved towards these goals, the impact of disabled peoples' own struggles, the contradictory role of the charitable sector and current priority issues facing us.  He will also examine the impact of the social model on the trade union movement, and more broadly. Peter believes  that ultimately, all the problem areas - poverty. employment discrimination, education, access to transport, harassment and hate crime - are interconnected.

Peter obtained a BA (hons) and DPhil in modern history at Oxford University. He worked in the voluntary sector for many years before starting in the equality department at NATFHE (National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education, now part of University and College Union) in 1994. He has been Disability and LGBT policy officer at the TUC since 1998.

Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.15pmTuesday 9th October 2012

C300 Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom