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In the spirit of revolutionary Cuba, RMT young members are spearheading an anti McNulty demo prior to the Cuba Solidarity Garden Party.
The general secretary and assistant general secretaries have all confirmed their attendance.
Bring banners, flags, whistles etc to Kings Cross Station.
RMT review on WHY THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD REJECT THE MCNULTY REPORT attached
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In This Issue:
- YM Conference
- Edinburgh Recruitment
- Chairman’s Report
- President's Welcome
- Union learning
- Dates to remember
- Justice for the 33
Two short videos: Check out the video of the RMT Youth supporting the Transport Workers Union of the United States Young Workers in its international workers day (May Day) protests.
Marches and occupations took place against outsourcing of workers and against union busting companies.
Young Members’ Annual General Meeting Education Course 2013
In recent years the Union has organised a Young Members Education Course to run in parallel with the Unions ‘Parliament’ the Annual General Meeting which has proved highly successful. This year the Annual General Meeting takes place in Brighton, and a similar education course for any of our young members to attend will be organised. To attend you should be a member of the RMT and aged 30 or less on the 22nd June 2013.
Resolutions were sent from branches to the young members conference 2013. Where they were debated and voted on. The following were passed and are to be sent to the executive.
Resolution 1) Young Member exchange program
The problems faced by workers on the New York Subway, on Norwegian oil rigs or on domestic boats registered in foreign countries face the same political, social and workplace problems as we do in the UK.
The following resolutions were sent to the young members conference 2013 by branches and passed by the young member delegates.
These two resolutions are to be sent to the RMT Annual General Meeting.
i) No title (re: A Young members fund)
This conference notes that there is a large amount of surplus money sitting in Branch Management Funds that just gets increases every year.
This money is meant to be spent on activities so we believe that 10% of this surplus money should be put into a development fund for young members to be nominated around the beginning of October.
Trade Union Congress Young Members Conference 23-24th March 2013
Attached is the agenda for the TUC young members conference which takes place at Congress house, Great Russell street, London (nearest tube Tottenham court road).
We submitted 1 motion- M8:
Conference notes the government wants public sector workers to pay increased pension contributions, work for more years and receive a smaller pension on retirement than they do currently.
LU Engineering branch have organised a drop in session to discuss workplace harassment and bullying.
All RMT members are welcome, please circulate flyer to friends you feel would benefit from the session, but do not display on workplace noticeboards, for fear of management repercussions.
The event will be held upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, London NW1 (near Euston station)
The event will run on Wednesday April 17th, from 12pm til 6pm, please drop in any time you can.
Please contact LUengineering@rmt.org.uk for more info.
Nominations are open for the national young member’s Advisory committee, London transport region are entitled to 5 young members’ representatives on this hugely influential body. The committee meets 3 times a year and all we ask is that you enthusiastically represent the views and opinions of young members in your region as well as care about young members’ issues. Previous agenda items include: setting up a young members website; YouTube channel; organising trips to Scotland; creating a young members newsletter, promoting education courses and social events.
Our Ref: Ed/026/13
The facebook event= https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/54143590884/events/
Please try and book yourself in at the venue, this is where most delegates will be staying. The union have negotiated an 'upper limit' of rates; with hotels the closer you get to the day the higher the rates.
Therefore for 2 nights from the 21st- a small single room will cost no more than £158; for 2 people sharing no more than £86.50 each. - must book by calling 0191 232 0781 and hitting option 2 (conference booking)