We urge companies to hire more persons with disabilities and encourage all trade unions to step up their efforts in this field.
Luc Triangle, industriAll Europe General Secretary: “It is a disgrace that we still see a segregated field of jobs and education. We urge companies to hire more persons with disabilities and encourage all trade unions to step up their efforts in this field.”
The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December has been observed since 1992. This year’s theme is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.
Persons with Disabilities present 15% of today’s world population. In the European Union, the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 focuses on eliminating barriers in eight main areas, among which employment, education and training, and social protection.
IndustriAll Europe’s Equal Opportunities Workgroup reinforced in its meeting on 20 November its commitment to make the voice of persons with disabilities heard in all our industries.