When we look at the issues faced by persons with disabilities in employment, we see not only issues in accessing the open labour market but also in relation to the quality of employment. This is particularly the case for women with disabilities who are more likely first of all to be unemployed, but also to be working part time, with precarious working contracts and salaries below minimum wage.
Meaningful involvement in inclusive Trade Unions is one of the ways to address the issue of poor-quality employment. In order for the needs of workers with disabilities to be taken into account in collective agreements, it is crucial that Trade Unions facilitate the full and meaningful involvement of persons with disabilities.
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