Self Organised Groups – Disabled Members

Disabled people experience discrimination at work. UNISON challenges discriminatory actions and campaigns for a fair deal for disabled members.

UNISON supports the Social Model of Disability. We believe it is the way society organises that creates barriers to inclusion and prevents disabled people from taking an equal part in life. As a union we campaign on important issues such as:

  • Inaccessible workplaces
  • Information systems that don’t include disabled people’s access needs
  • Negative attitudes and prejudices from employers

UNISON’s priorities on disability are led by the union’s own disabled members. Our union is committed to taking on the issues from those who know them best.

In the North West, the Disabled Members Group meet three times a year. A Disabled Members Group mailing list has been established and all members are encouraged to attend the regional meetings throughout the year.

Members of the Regional Disabled Members Group are encouraged to attend Conferences and Training events throughout the year which enables UNISON to campaign around disabled members issues and also helps to raise the profile of the Regional Disabled Members Group within the region.

There are two Co Chairs on the Regional Disabled Members Group, they are:

Grant Higginson (white background)Co Chair
Grant Higginson
Tel:  Mobile: 07950 759209 Work: 0161 445 4563
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]




Rona Ellison (white background)Co Chair
Rona Ellison
Email: [email protected]





Who to Contact:

Damian Isherwood
Telephone: 0161 831 1616
Email: [email protected]

Disabled Members SOG on the national UNISON website