This report on the European Transport Workers Federation Women's Conference has been endorsed by the RMT Executive.
The ETF Women’s Conference (and Congress) met in Berlin in the 80th anniversary year of the Nazis’ storming of trade union offices and deportation of trade unionists to camps, and of the repression of LGBT venues and communities. There is a temporary display near the Brandenburg Gate on Unter den Linden, and I also visited the memorials to both Jewish and homosexual victims of the Holocaust.
In the first issue of RMT Women's News:
- RMT Launches Domestic Violence Policy
- Facts And Figures About Domestic Violence
- Woman’s Voice
- Book Review: Railwaywomen
- Women's Conference 2013: Nottingham
- Matchwomen's Festival
At this month's London Transport Regional Council Meeting, reports were given by our Executive member Janine Booth and Regional Organiser John Leach.
These are just notes of the areas discussed - to find out more, have a look through this site, speak to your local rep and do your best to attend branch meetings and the LTRC meeting which is held on the last Thursday of each month except June and December.
The London Transport Region's Executive Member has given a report to the London Transport region at the recent Regional Council.
For full details all RMT members are invited to come to the meeting.
Regional Council meetings are held at the Exmouth Arms near Euston Station at 1630 on the last Thursday of the month, except June and December.
Recognition agreement signed
Pay and conditions claim to be drafted
REGIONAL COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS
RMT complaints policy
International solidarity conference in Paris
LU Engineering branch have organised a drop in session to discuss workplace harassment and bullying.
All RMT members are welcome, please circulate flyer to friends you feel would benefit from the session, but do not display on workplace noticeboards, for fear of management repercussions.
The event will be held upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, London NW1 (near Euston station)
The event will run on Wednesday April 17th, from 12pm til 6pm, please drop in any time you can.
Please contact LUengineering@rmt.org.uk for more info.
From Women's Aid, 2007
Incidence and prevalence of domestic violence: General
• Domestic violence accounts for between 16% and one quarter of all recorded violent crime. (Home Office, 2004; Dodd et al., 2004; BCS, 1998; Dobash and Dobash, 1980)
• One incident is reported to the police every minute. (Stanko, 2000)
This is the speech I gave at RMT Women's Conference in launching the union's model Domestic Violence policy:
Today is International Women’s Day. Actually, it’s International Working Women’s Day, set up over 100 years ago by socialist women in the workers’ movement to fight for our rights.
RMT has chosen today to launch our model policy for transport employers about domestic violence.
On International Women’s Day (8th March), transport union RMT launches a new model domestic violence policy framework for the UK transport industry at the union’s annual women’s conference in Nottingham.
The policy document sets out clear principles for employers to recognise domestic violence as a workplace issue and maps out procedures for reporting, delivering a safe and supportive environment and promoting the policy amongst staff.
This course looks at the history of women in Britain organising in workplaces and communities for a
better life. Starting with the early beginnings of women’s self - organisation and continuing to the 21st century, we will consider major themes and whether women’s role in the labour movement has been ‘hidden from history’.
Tutor: Liz Leicester
Date: 6 consecutive Tuesdays beginning 16th April 2013
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: WEA Learning Centre, 96 - 100 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4TP
Fee: £45 or free on proof of income related benefits
Course ID: C2416682
From General Secretary Bob Crow
I am pleased to inform you that the 2013 National Women’s Conference will take place in Nottingham on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March 2013. The venue is The Ramada, Nottingham City Centre, 19-21 Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5FW.