Disabled members

Unite opposes discrimination against disabled men and women, and supports practical action for disability equality. Our union represents many disabled workers in workplaces throughout industry, and including in Remploy and supported employment.

Challenging discrimination, bullying and harassment of disabled people in the workplace, disability hate crime in the community and winning real equality of opportunity is a priority for our union. By joining Unite you too can get involved in achieving this aim. 

View our national equalities training programme for reps & members.

Disability history monthDisability History Month Events

To celebrate Disability History Month please get involved in your regional and local events. The following are some of Unite's regional activities to mark this month.

West Midlands
Employment Allowance Support and Industrial Injuries Benefit training

Press release on Mobility Allowance 

NHS Teeside

1) Campaign on mental health and anxiety in the workplace

2) A year long campaign using the Equality Act 2010 to prevent disabled workers being managed out of work in the name of capability management.

Contact us

Unite national contacts
128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN, email us

Siobhan Endean, national officer for equalities, 020 7611 2635

Diana Holland, assistant general secretary, transport - equalities - food, 020 7611 2640

Anooshah Farakish, research officer for equalities, 020 7611 2639

Regional women’s & equalities organisers

 Region                                      Officer                                      Telephone

 North West                             Sharon Hutchinson                0151 203 1907

 North East Yorkshire              Sue Pollard                            0113 236 4830

 & Humberside

 West Midlands                       Natalia Stepnowska                0121 553 6051

                                               Alan Lewis

 East Midlands                        Maureen Scott-Douglas          01332 548400

                                               Kevin Hepworth 

 London & Eastern                 Carolyn Simpson                     0208 800 4281

 South East                            Sharon Wentworth                   02392 824 514

 South West                           Karen Cole                              0117 923 0555

 Scotland                                Elaine Dougall                         0141 404 5424

 Ireland                                  Taryn Trainor                           Belfast 028 90 232 381

Dublin +353 (0) 1873 4577

 Wales                                    Mel Whitter                              02920 394521