ShareAction are running a training on shareholder activism aimed specifically at disabled people. There are SO many companies which could do with a sharp reminder of their access responsibilities – not least some of the big high street names which still lock out disabled people from their premises.
Details are below – but please do (a) sign up online if you can make it and (b) forward this email to any other disabled campaigners you know who may be interested.
P.S. This training is focused around disability rights, but lots of opportunities to campaign at AGMs around Living Wage, climate change and other issues.
The venue has stepfree access and accessible toilets and is a short walk from Waterloo station which has stepfree access.
Register attendance here >> https://bit.ly/2sWTE9h
AGM activism is a unique campaigning strategy that gets you in a room with the CEO’s of the biggest companies. You ask a question to the board and they take action.
It’s a winning tactic. Intertek – a huge global company that tests and certifies products accredited to the Living Wage Foundation in June and said it was the direct result of our AGM questions. Since we started campaigning on the Living Wage at AGMs in 2011, the number of FTSE100 companies paying a fair wage has jumped from 2 to 36! And 3 years ago, bus company National Express changed its unfair wheelchair policy as a result of an AGM question.
Any campaign issue that is geared towards company action can use AGM activism as a tool. Come along to this training for disability rights campaigners to:
- Learn about what AGMs are
- Learn about what AGM activism is and why it’s so powerful
- Get trained to be an effective AGM activist
- To plan using AGM activism at upcoming AGMs for disability rights and access campaigning
Please contact Michael from ShareAction on Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know about any access requirements.
In the meantime, check out this short video introducing AGM activism >> https://bit.ly/2JznniS