The latest edition of RMT London Calling Newsletter has been released. You can view or download it below.
In this edition:
- Job cuts: Now LU tears up machinery of negotiation
- Why has LU got to save money?
- Olympic robbery
- Still seeking justice for the 33
- ISS wants Cleaners to Pay for New Contract with LU
- RCIs Move Closer To Unprecedented Strike Ballot
- LT Regional Secretary, John Reid, in Camden Council Election Campaign
- LTRC Officers 2013
Trade Union Congress Young Members Conference 23-24th March 2013
Attached is the agenda for the TUC young members conference which takes place at Congress house, Great Russell street, London (nearest tube Tottenham court road).
We submitted 1 motion- M8:
Conference notes the government wants public sector workers to pay increased pension contributions, work for more years and receive a smaller pension on retirement than they do currently.
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.
The latest edition of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender newsletter 'Standing Proud' is now available.
It has the following stories:
- RMT Hold Protest Outside Ugandan Embassy Over Threat To LGBT Rights
- LGBT Conference 2013
- RMT Protest Russian Governments Attacks On LGBT Peopl
- Executive Response to motion on the effect on young LGBT people of scrapping housing benefits
- LGBT History Month
- RMT vows to fight 'gay cure' organisations
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow has not given up the fight to have the 33 RMT members sacked by LUL given permanent jobs
He will be at the demo on Monday to heap pressure on the bosses at 55 Broadway
Justice for the 33 campaign. Sack the agency not the workers.
Please come and support RMT members who worked for over 5 years on LUL but have now been dropped by after being promised permanent jobs
May 20 2013 0800 - 1000
Sign the petition at;
I wrote this article for Labour Briefing:
On International Working Women’s Day, set up over 100 years ago by socialist women in the workers’ movement to fight for our rights, RMT launched our model policy for transport employers about domestic violence.
Two years ago, the union's Women's Conference passed a policy rightly deploring cuts to women’s refuges. But as a trade union, we also have a responsibility to identify the workplace implications of domestic violence, and to press this issue through our collective bargaining with employers.
Young Members’ Annual General Meeting Education Course 2013
In recent years the Union has organised a Young Members Education Course to run in parallel with the Unions ‘Parliament’ the Annual General Meeting which has proved highly successful. This year the Annual General Meeting takes place in Brighton, and a similar education course for any of our young members to attend will be organised. To attend you should be a member of the RMT and aged 30 or less on the 22nd June 2013.
TUC Black Workers Conference 2013
Emergency Motion 1- PASSED
Trainpeople on London Underground
Conference notes that on 27th February 2013, RMT called on Trainpeople members to take industrial action over London Underground's decision to terminate the contract with Trainpeople Agency.
Through the agency these employees had a variety of customer service roles, including station assistant, gateline and supervisory posts, some for up to 5 years.
Resolutions were sent from branches to the young members conference 2013. Where they were debated and voted on. The following were passed and are to be sent to the executive.
Resolution 1) Young Member exchange program
The problems faced by workers on the New York Subway, on Norwegian oil rigs or on domestic boats registered in foreign countries face the same political, social and workplace problems as we do in the UK.