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10,000 workers with disabilities paid below minimum wage: when will they get justice?-Josh Bornstein

In October 2014, David Freud, the British welfare minister, gave a speech in which he argued that some workers with intellectual disabilities should not be paid the UK minimum wage. In the furore that followed, disability groups and the Labor opposition called for Freud to be sacked. David Cameron ordered him to apologise and within 90 minutes of the order ... Read More »

Disability Rights UK Respond To Lord Freud’s Comments Suggesting Disabled People Be Paid Less

Lord Freud made the remarks during a fringe meeting about welfare changes at the Conservative Party conference. In response Liz Sayce, CEO of Disability Rights UK said: “We face a crisis of disabled people’s poverty. Disabled people are: Twice as likely to live in poverty as everyone else More likely to be working in low-paid jobs (when working at all) ... Read More »