Resolution progress reports
Arrest of RMT Assistant General Secretary Steve Hedley
This Region condemns the outrageous treatment by the police of Brother Hedley on the picket line at Kings Cfross over the cleaners strike.
The state oppression and abuse of our members human rights is intolerable. The attacks on working class rights has gone too far and we need to fight back.
We therefore ask the GGC to support a complaint and legal action against the police and to publicise this gross injustice
Repealing the 'Social Care Act'
This region notes:
The following resolutions were passed at this month's regional council meeting.
London Underground Train Operations Support Managers chairing case conferences - Hammersmith & City branch
This regional council believes the new policy of allowing TOSM’s to chair case conferences is outside the current attendance procedure and we believe this to be the thin edge of the wedge.
It is not acceptable for LUL just to change a policy or procedure by sending a letter to head office and stating it has been agreed.
Regional Organiser Steve Hedley's and Executive Member Janine Booth's report Summary
CLEANERS AND SECURITY STAFF
strike action on ISS and Initial (LU) and Carlisle (DLR), 48 hours starting with early shifts tomorrow, Friday 27 July pickets/protest – list on separate sheet; central picket/leafleting 12 noon, Friday 27 July picket packs/leaflets/stickers – available at Regional Council meeting
Initial legal threat - RMT defending our action against this spurious and vindictive threat
We note the resolution from Stratford no.1 branch and share our branch’s concern as to the shambolic security and safety arrangements for the Olympics.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:
- immediately contact transport authorities and employers in London asking for these concerns to be addressed as a matter of urgency
- circulate to all members in the affected area advice on their legal right to refuse to work on the grounds of health and safety concerns
Several resolutions from equality advisory committees have been discussed by the RMT's Council of Executives at its Statutory Meetings, June 2012. These include:
- Relationship With The United Nations
- Rmt Representation At Btuc Lgbt Conference - Gender Quotas
- Venues Of Rmt Lgbt National Advisory Committee Meetings
- National Black And Ethnic Minority Members Adivsory Committee Deputy
- Role Of Local Black And Ethnic Minority Secretary
- Liaison Officer Post
- Police Brutality And Deaths At The Hands Of The Police
- Police Corruption
- Black And Ethnic Minority Executives
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The RMT Council Of Exectives have made decisions on the following equalities resolutions:
- No to hate crime
- Merchandise for women
- RMT National Lgbt Advisory Committee
- Aviation Industry Forced Gay Flight Attendant Into A Sham Marriage
- Campaign For Equal Marriage
- Gay Cure Adverts On Tfl Buses
- Women's refuges - domestic violence policy
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COUNCIL OF EXECUTIVES REPORT
There were four resolutions carried at last year’s Conference all of which are set out in the 2011 Minutes already circulated to delegates. Two of these were submitted to the Annual General Meeting where they were carried. Each will be dealt with in turn.
There were six motions at the LGBT conference this year. All were passed. The motion "International LGBT Rights" and "Diversity Role Models: tackling homophobia through education" were voted to go before the unions AGM. The others will be discussed by the unions Executive.
That London Transport Regional Council note that talks with the Leadership of the RMT and TSSA has reached an apparent impasse.
This is amongst the Leadership.
There has been no rank and file campaign on this matter among either Unions membership in London.
That the LTRC Executive look into the possibility of meeting with LTRC RMT members and Tssa members in an effort to work closer together.
RMT Council of Executives decision:
That we write to all Branches and Regional Councils in the Greater London Authority election area asking if they have any objections to supporting these candidates. We make clear to Branches we are seeking views on the GLA London wide Assembly top up list election and not the GLA constituency election or Mayoral election. A copy of the Trade Union & Socialist Coalition manifesto to also be enclosed in the letter to Branches.
Branch responses to be placed before the Council of Executives on 21st March.