Disability champions needed in workplace, says union

Charity Scope and trade union Amicus today called for every employer to have a trade union representative dedicated to disability, in a lobby of parliament.

Under the plan, so-called disability champions would have the statutory powers as trade union health and safety representatives including the right to represent employees, investigate complaints and carry out workplace inspections.

There are currently 360 champions in the UK, half of whom consider themselves to be disabled.

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