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Jobless ‘face increased heart attack risk’

Being unemployed in your 50s and early 60s may raise heart-attack risk by a similar magnitude as smoking, findings suggest.  The study of more than 13,000 people in the US indicated heart-attack risk went up by a quarter in the first year after job loss and increased incrementally with further sackings or redundancies. Read More »

Michael Gove’s civil service cuts ‘to hit non-white, disabled and older workers’

Radical plans by Michael Gove to cut the Department for Education in half will result in a disproportionate number of redundancies among minority ethnic, disabled and older staff, leaked documents show.  An internal review of 3,781 departmental staff – which has been handed to the Guardian – shows that one in eight workers define themselves as black or from an ethnic minority. Read More »

Where are the disabled teachers?

Three groups of students gather in huddles to discuss how best to express the “before” and “after” effects of an evening out in a nightclub. As 14-year-olds, they may not yet have first-hand experience, but they know that alcohol, drugs and cigarettes play a major role in young people’s social lives. Read More »

Fit-for-work tests are exposed, again – change this shocking tactic now

A report written by people who have serious illnesses or disabilities, The People’s Review of the Work Capability Assessment, contains 70 first-hand accounts of taking the fit-for-work test, which in large part determines eligibility for employment and support allowance (ESA). Read More »

Royal Navy amputee, 45, is turned down for 2,600 jobs in a year ‘because of disability’

A Royal Navy veteran who lost a leg says he has been turned down for more than 2,600 jobs in a year because of his disability.  Former petty officer Mark Cock, 45, had his limb amputated following an horrific car accident and says that employers cannot look past the fact he is disabled.  He lost the leg in 1995 and ... Read More »

Marks & Spencer jobs drive targets disabled

A drive by Marks & Spencer to recruit more than 1,000 workers is targeting disabled people.  The retailer is looking to staff its new distribution centre at Castle Donington in Leicestershire.  The company said it was working with Remploy, which gets disabled people into work, to make sure this group are represented in the process. Read More »