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IHC supports equal rights for all workers

9 October 2007

IHC supports equal rights for all workers

IHC New Zealand strongly supports the repeal of Disabled Persons Employment Promotion (DPEP) Act because it gives workers with intellectual disabilities equal rights in the workplace.

IHC's Director of Advocacy Trish Grant says that IHC supports inclusive workplaces. "The sheltered workshops of old saw people with intellectual disabilities kept separate from communities."

"IHC Advocacy has talked to thousands of people with intellectual disabilities and their families, and they have told us consistently that they want opportunities for real work and they want real pay for the work they do."

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