From London Transport Region's Executive Member Janine Booth
RMT is running weekend courses at the Doncaster National Education Centre, as follows:
Women's training, 16-18 November and again in 2013
Black & Ethnic Minority training: early 2013
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender training: mid 2013
The union also plans a week-long Equality At Work course.
RMT has developed a two-day Disability Awareness course, which will be offered to regions.
The original date for this event - 19 October - is already fully-booked, so it is now being repeated on this new date.
Autism in the Workplace is a really exciting event being run at the Workers’ Educational Association - WEA - on Wednesday 21st November 2012, 9.30am–4.30pm. It is sponsored by and run in partnership with the RMT.
This will be the very first briefing ever (as far as we are aware!) for union reps, officers and members of all unions on Autism in the Workplace.
We've added the event to our Facebook page, please join or share the event if you support it.
This article is about an important Employment Tribunal decision regarding a claim of disability related discrimination. The claimant, a London Underground ticket office worker, won the tribunal and following appeal.
"Appeal by Respondents against ET's findings on disability related discrimination, reasonable adjustments and unfair dismissal. No error of law found in ET's reasoning or decisions on these claims. Given their findings of fact, they were held to be entitled to find in the Claimant's favour and their judgment was held to be sufficiently reasoned. Appeal dismissed."
Continue reading to see the case in full.
Disabled People Against Cuts invites all RMT members to join 'The Atos Games'
On your marks, get set...
for a week of Paralympic fun and games against Atos!
From Monday 27th to Friday 31st of August, join Disabled People Against Cuts for The Atos Games - five days of action against a company that's sponsoring the Paralympics but wrecking disabled people's lives.
TAXI UNION RMT today demanded that Olympics chiefs take a fresh look at their transport arrangements for the entire games period and that they factor in the crucial role that could be played by London’s existing fleet of licensed taxis
The “Get Ahead of the Games” site talks about the disabled accessing public transport but excludes the one vehicle that is fully "on demand" and disability ready, the London Taxi.
Having attended the 2012 TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference on 30th & 31st May 2012 on behalf of the Council of Executives, we are pleased to submit the following report to the June Statutory meeting, and request that this report be adopted by the Council of Executives and placed in the minutes.
The two-day event was held at Congress House in London, and was attended across the board from within the TU movement, including delegates with a wide range of disabilities which obviously created many organisational challenges. These challenges were well met by the TUC and the conference ran very smoothly.
From RMT London Transport Region Executive Janine Booth
- LU service control – decision today
- Cubic – ballot re pay (2.5%)/Olympics
- Cleaners – Initial/ISS
- Tube Lines – this week’s action – BW report
- Thales – ballot put on today
- Telent/Quinns – ballot decided, still being prepared
- TfL Olympics – ballot decided, still being prepared
- Time taken to prepare ballots – verbal report given
RMT General Grades Committee decision:
We note the documentation on file regarding TfL’s proposal to divide its Equality and Inclusion team into two parts, one for staff issues and one for service delivery. We endorse the objections that staff side have raised to this proposal. We further believe that this division inaccurately implies a significant difference between equalities issues facing workers and those facing passengers, whereas workers and passengers share similar a interest in an accessible, non-discriminatory transport system.
EQUALITY DATES 2012