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Black and disabled workers' health & safety, 1-2pm, Friday 23 October 2020

Black and disabled workers’ health and safety

23 October 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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The Covid-19 crisis has seen particular challenges for black and disabled workers. ONS statistics found that between March and July 2020, 59% of all deaths involving Covid-19 during this period were disabled (‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by disability status, England and Wales: 2 March to 14 July 2020’) while black males are 4.2 times more likely to die from a COVID-19-related death and black females are 4.3 times more likely than white ethnicity males and females. (Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by ethnic group, England and Wales: 2 March 2020 to 10 April 2020).

This webinar will look at the issues facing black and disabled workers during the current pandemic and ways in which members can raise health and safety issues and use tools to ensure a safe workplace. A BSL interpreter will be available for this event.

Chair: Victoria Showunmi, chair of UCU’s equality committee


Elane Heffernan, NEC and hair of disabled members’ standing committee
Alex Lancaster, UCU health and safety officer
Maxine Looby, NEC FE black representative
Themesa Neckles, vice chair of disabled members’ standing committee

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Friday 23 October 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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