With reasonable adjustments many disabled people can work as productively as anyone else so that they can compete in the competitive labour market on an equal playing field.
But many others can’t.
This Elephant is not being addressed. It is sitting squarely in the road stopping further progress. Pat’s Petition and CarerWatch are submitting evidence to the Inquiry into Employment and Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments being conducted by the Commons Select Committee for the Department of Work and Pensions.
Full details on link below
As disability campaigners, we do not want to undermine the image of disabled people who, with reasonable adjustments and enlightened attitudes, can compete in the labour market. But not speaking up for disabled people who can’t compete on a level playing field has to stop.
WCA is finding many disabled people fit to work, but they are not fit to get a job in a competitive market. The misery being visited on these disabled people is cruel. Sanctions, time limits, forced workfare – intolerable pressure to do something they cannot do.
Let’s get that Elephant moving. Let’s work on ways to address the dilemma faced by employers in recruiting disabled people who will not be as productive. Society creates this barrier with a competitive labour market and society needs to find ways to remove it.
Please come and help us formulate our evidence in the discussion group at – http://patspetition.myfineforum.org/about31.html
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