Meetings and events
SATURDAY 23rd August 2014, 10am to 10pm
RMT's Annual Reparations Conference
Venue: Bernie Grant Arts Centre Tottenham N15 4RX
International Speaker from the Afrikan community in India.
Receiving reports from community Groups on their Reparations activities and from previous presenters.
This is a FREE conference followed by a social and music.
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today issued a renewed call for the biggest possible turn-out in support of the next round of protests organised up and down the country by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign for an end to the massacre in Gaza.
With nearly 2000 Palestinian’s killed, 10,000 injured and schools, refuges and hospitals targeted, RMT is urging all member’s to join the protests and to ensure a massive and continuing trade union presence on the streets as the PSC campaign forces the voices of opposition into the mainstream media.
The London RMT Women's Lunch will be at the Southbank centre on August 14th from 1pm until about 4pm. If it is sunny we will be sat outside on the terrace otherwise inside with an RMT flag as a tablecloth so you can see us! The Southbank centre has got a bar/cafe but you can also bring your own food and drink so we usually bring crisps and dips etc.
This is a regular monthly meeting, very relaxed and a chance to catch up with other women in your union.
Venue: Old Palace Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3JY
Urgent: Demonstration tomorrow in solidarity with ISS cleaners
09.00 Tuesday 8th July Old Palace Yard (opposite Parliament)
You will be aware that we are still in dispute with ISS over their plans to impose a Biometric Fingerprinting system to book on for duty. We had reached agreement that the company would allow the old booking on system for two weeks while we continued to talk. These talks have unfortunately failed to reach agreement.
MORE STAFF FOR BANK GROUP? YOUR HELP REQUIRED!
RMT put the case for more staff on the group, in particular:
- more weekend staff at Bank
- an additional weekday middle-turn CSA at St. Paul’s
- adjusting staffing at Chancery Lane during the evening peak
If there are other specific times and locations which you would like to be considered, please let me know.
Management agreed to put together a ‘business case’ for these. But we need evidence!
This is the speech I gave to TUC Disabled Workers' Conference on 28 May.
Many of you will have your own experiences of both the freedom provided by public transport and the difficulty using it – be that the railway, buses, shipping, air travel, trams, riverboats, taxis, or other modes of transport.
Let’s look at some statistics and facts – mainly about the railways.
In a 2013 survey of disabled people, nearly 80% used the railways, half of them at least monthly, often weekly or more.
Listen to London - the future of London Underground
Conference, Saturday 26 July, 10am - 2pm
TUC, Congress House, London
TUBE UNION RMT has called a major conference in July to fill the void left by the Mayor of London and Transport for London over a genuine and meaningful consultation with service users and providers on the future of London Underground against a background of austerity cuts and surging public demand.
RMT LGBT CONFERENCE, 9th - 10TH MAY 2014 BRISTOL
This conference synopsis is taken from a report by Joanne Parry
RMT LGBT Conference 2014 was opened by the Bristol branch secretary who said Bristol was well known for diversity and inclusion. There was then an address from Mick Cash, Acting General Secretary.
All drivers are invited to the launch of the London Underground Drivers’ Charter. With the prospect of
attacks on us in the form of enforced “flexibility”, deskilling and driverless trains it is essential that we take a
stand to protect our grade.
The London Mayor and the Government are whipping up a frenzy of anti-union feeling and foremost in their sights are tube drivers – it’s time to defend ourselves before it’s too late!
NOTE NEW VENUE: Find out what is happening in your work area and across London. All members welcome. Come and share views and opinions.
The Crown 108 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8HW 020 7261 9524