A poster has been created for cleaner members in the Stratford No 1 branch. It includes details of the meeting. All members including cleaners are encouraged to attend meetings as often as they can.
This decision confirmed the allocation of members and workplaces to the 17 branches in RMT’s London Transport region, as listed here.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser regarding spheres of influence of branches within London Transport region. We endorse the report and instruct the General Secretary to ensure its implementation.
You can view the newsletter here. If you want to help out, then please download it using the link below the article, print it and hand it out to Sodexo canteen staff at your workplace.
The RMT is the only union campaigning for Sodexo canteen workers
RMT believes in direct employment of all catering staff. The appallingly low wages paid to sub-contracted caterers has already been described.
Please take part in this. Please identify some time during three days where you can visit stations and other workplaces with our RMT reps and activists.
Please contact us and we'll pass on your details to the person organising the recruitment.
Contact details available here.
We note the resolution from our LU Fleet branch, and are alarmed at reports that management are apparently acting as though ASLEF has representation in this department, where RMT has sole recognition rights.
We note that our Regional Organiser has already contacted the employer and received assurances that this situation will be dealt with and RMT’s sole recognition will be upheld. We instruct the General Secretary to confirm that this is taking place in practice, and to bring to our attention any breaches.
Meet Euston Stn 1030
The RMT have written to other unions to find out whether they ask for disclosure of members sexuality on membership forms. This follows a motion which passed through the LGBT conference in 2011 asking that a voluntary question be added.
Of 54 unions asked, 27 responded. 11% ask the question on the membership form with a further 11% asking members in other ways such as through an equalities questionnaire.
This year World Pride is coming to London and RMT is going to be taking part. We've already paid for a stall in Trafalgar Square and are also organising a walking party.
If you would like to be involved in either walking in the parade with the RMT LGBT members, or you can help staff the stall - giving out freebies to the public - then please get involved.
All RMT members are encouraged to come along - lets demonstrate this union's stand against discrimination towards our LGBT colleagues and friends.
What actions do you think would help get rid of the sexist culture in your work place?
- Awareness of what is/what is not acceptable.
- Definitely more awareness training. More women in senior positions.
- It's mostly the over 50's in the workplace as they are still stuck in the 1960's era!!
- Have women on the board of directors would be nice!
- There is a culture that says if you're not one of the "lads" i.e. Drink, swear or object to any discrimination you're attacked.
Click read more to see more responses.
|Canteen rep Petrit Mihaj|
RMT has agreed reduced-rate subscriptions of £1 per week for workers at Initial Cleaners and Sodexho canteens in London Transport. This reduced rate is part of our organising campaign to achieve recognition in these two companies, and will be reviewed in 12 months' time.