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Around seven in 10 (69 per cent) disabled employees earn less than £15 an hour, according to the analysis of official statistics.
NUJ delegates joined trade union colleagues to set the agenda to secure decent working opportunities for disabled workers.
The NUJ called for the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference to hold “employers’ feet to the fire”.
The NUJ supported a motion at the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference calling for workplace policies to support women going through the symptoms.
The TUC must use its power to argue legislative changes to strengthen the rights of disabled workers to receive “reasonable adjustments” and for employers to be fined if they do not provide them.
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Disabled workers have found themselves on the pandemic’s brutal frontline, Frances O’Grady, TUC general secretary, told the Disabled Workers’ Conference.