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Regional Council policy

The policies of the Regional Council, decided by resolutions passed at Regional Council meetings

Resolution:Mentoring New Reps

The following resolution to the April meeting of the Regional Council was was passed unanimously.

The London Transport Regional Council is to introduce a formal and recognized mentor system for all newly elected reps from 2012 onwards This will enable them to be at their most effective and confident during their first year in office, and onwards into the future.
 

Resolution:Libya

The following resolution submitted to the April meeting of the Regional Council was by passed 8 votes to 3.

Resolution:Updating Membership Details

The following resolution to the April meeting of the Regional Council was passed unanimously.

Updating Membership Details.

Oppose The Cuts-carried at Regional Council meeting on May 26th 2011

This Resolution submitted by LU Fleet and amended by Piccadilly and District west was carried at the Regional council meeting on 26th May

Oppose the Cuts.

This Region opposes:

·The vicious attacks by the ConDem government on public services and working class people.

·The idea that public services should be cut in order to bail out the banks.

·Privatization and cuts to public services, whether NHS, education, civil service, transport industry or local authority, and will resist them.

This Region believes:

Resolution: Young Members Advisory Committee – Basis of Representation

This resolution submitted by Neasden branch was carried unanimously by the March metting of the Regional Council:

This Regional Council notes the formation of the Young Members Advisory Committee, as per clause 1 of rule 12D.

This branch also notes the inconsistency of the basis of representation between the Young Members advisory committee (1 per region) and the other equal rights advisory committees, governed by rule 12A (5 Per Region).

Resolution: London Underground "Rainbow" Attendance Process

This resolution submitted by Neasden branch was carried unanimously by the March metting of the Regional Council:

That this LRTC notes with concern LU’s demand that some staff must meet a 96% attendance level.

This 96% attendance level has been explained as a part of a ‘Rainbow’ process and has been used against RMT members to threaten further action up to and including medical termination.

Proposed Amendments to Regional Council Standing Orders

The following amendments to the standing orders were carried at the Regional Council AGM.

1. Amendments to standing orders (proposed by Regional Council Executive)

DELETE Clause 21. “Once agreed, these standing orders can only be changed at an AGM and by 2/3rds majority.”

Resolution: Dispute review

This resolution, submitted by Finsbury Park branch, was carried unanimously by the February meeting of the Regional Council:

This branch calls for a delegation from the EC to undertake a thorough review of the recent dispute regarding the job cuts and scrutiny of the decision making process: - who made those decisions and on whose authority including when were decisions made. The results of the review will be made available and if required recommendations made for any future disputes will be sought. This review should take place at the end of the dispute.

Solidarity with the Egyptian revolution

This resolution, submitted by LU Engineering branch and amended by Stratford no.1 branch and LU Engineering branch, was passed unanimously by the February meeting to the Regional Council:

Region notes:

Egyptians have taken to the streets, braving bullets and tanks to fight for change, freedom and social justice.

Region believes:

That there can be no real change until the rule of dictator Hosni Mubarak is swept away and all his cronies go with him.

AGM Awards

This resolution proposed by Neasden branch was carried unanomously by the February meeting of the Regional Council:

This Regional Council notes that the John Cogger Award for Youth is presented at the AGM, with Neasden Branch winning the award in 2009 and 2010. We think it is also time to award other activists within our union, and name them in honour of two comrades that we lost in 2010.

We propose that the John Cogger Youth Award remains the same, but the union considers introducing the following awards, also to be presented at the AGM.

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