Women

Still a minority in a tradtionally male-dominated industry, RMT women are organising against sexism and for our issues to be heard

Pregnancy and Covid-19 - advice to members

Dear Colleague,
 
PREGNANCY AND COVID-19 – ADVICE TO MEMBERS
 
Never before have the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 been so important to pregnant women who work in the transport industry.  Under these regulations:
  1. Employers must try to remove or prevent exposure to risks
  2. If that is not possible, working from home should be allowed
  3. If that is not possible, suitable alternative employment at the same rate of pay should be offered if available

Report: TfL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum, 29 January 2020

The TfL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Trade Union Engagement Forum met on 29 January. RMT was represented by Janine Booth, Paul Greany, Jamie Parry and Daniel Randall (a last-minute stand-in for Glen Hart).

 

RMT tabled five issues for discussion. The other unions did not table any items, but ASLEF, TSSA and Unite did attend, and supported RMT’s demands.

 

1. Recognition of new name/gender

Transformation: RMT seeks legal opinion on "maternity leave and organisational change"

That we note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council regarding the unacceptable and fundamentally sexist and disadvantaging treatment of women
employees going through the company’s Transformation process while on Maternity leave.

We instruct the General Secretary to take the matter up with the company through the Machinery of Negotiations without delay; and seek a legal opinion on London Underground Ltd and Transport for London’s application of maternity leave and organisational change.

Members to be advised by email & text.

Report: TfL Diversity and Inclusion Trade Union Engagement meeting, 30 July 2019

RMT representatives: Janine Booth, Jamie Parry

Unite had three representatives at the meeting, PCS one. The other unions - TSSA, ASLEF and Prospect - were not represented.

 

‘Safety Moment’

We raised the issue of sexual harassment, especially on Night Tube. Management responded that the Mayor’s office (Michele Dix and Amy Lame) had drawn up a charter for women’s safety at night. The unions expressed alarm that we had not been consulted about this. Management agreed to arrange for our involvement.

RMT Women's Get Together June 2019

  • Please read and distribute the attached poster

The Blue Bar, 4th floor, Royal Festival Hall

 6th June

1230hrs onwards

Indoor picnic type event to meet other RMT women and chat about RMT business and anything else.  Drop in before or after work or stay for the afternoon. No formal agenda, no obligation to buy food or drinks, refreshments provided or bring your own if you wish.

This month, our theme for discussion will be:

RMT celebrates International Women's Day

  • This year the RMT proudly elected Michelle Rodgers as President, the first time the union has elected a woman to this role.

RMT celebrates role of women transport workers and fight for safe services on International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has sent out a message of solidarity from the union to all women working in the transport sector and those campaigners fighting for a safe and accessible services for all.

Mick Cash said:

RMT Women's get together

RMT Women’s get together

The Blue Bar, 4th floor, Royal Festival Hall
7th February, 1230hrs onward.

Indoor picnic type event to meet other RMT women and chat about RMT business and anything else. Drop in before or after work or stay for the afternoon.

No agenda, no obligation to buy food or drinks, refreshments provided or bring your own if you wish.
No babysitter? No problem, child friendly venue, bring the kids.

RMT Women’s get together

The Blue Bar, 4th floor, Royal Festival Hall

7th June 1230hrs onwards

Meet other RMT women for chat, discussion and laughs. No agenda, no obligation to buy food or drinks, refreshments provided or bring your own if you wish.

No babysitter? No problem, child friendly venue, bring the kids.

Look for the RMT flag!

Join our Facebook group here.

ALL RMT women welcome

 

  • Please download and display the attached poster in your RMT workplace

RMT Women's get together

The RMT Women's get together will be held at the Royal Festival Hall, 5th April, from 1230hrs onwards.

Meet other RMT women for chat, discussion and laughs. No agenda, no obligation to buy food or drinks, bring your own if you wish.

No babysitter? No problem, child friendly venue, bring the kids. Look for the RMT flag!

For more details, please contact Marie Harrington or Becky Crocker.

ALL RMT women welcome