Black and ethnic minority members

Black and ethnic minority RMT members are organising for equality and against racism. 

 

 

Bakerloo News April 2021

Bakerloo News is the newsletter for workers on the Bakerloo Line.

Please download it to read the latest news from the Bakerloo branch. You also print and distribute it in your workplace.

In this edition:

  • Vote yes for action to stop cuts
  • Queen’s Park drivers resist bosses’ job cuts plan
  • Why vote yes?
  •  RMT women organise
  •  Our target: cleaning in house by 2022
  •  RMT BEM Conference

Bakerloo News October 2020: outsourced workers fight back

Bakerloo News is the newsletter for workers on the Bakerloo Line from bakerloo branch activists.

In this edition:

  • ABM cuts cleaners’ sick pay, risking virus spread
  • Sodexo threatens to cut canteen job cuts
  • Outsourced workers: fight back!
  • No Zoono? No Service!
  •  SRT update
  •  Disciplined for challenging racism? 
  • Black and ethnic minority members mee
  •  Centre Group update

Please download the newsletter to read it. You can also print it out and distribute it in your Bakerloo Line workplace.

RMT Marks anniversary of breaking of 'colour bar' at Euston Station

On the 54th anniversary of the union defeating the colour bar at Euston station rail union RMT said today that the campaign against racism remains an absolute priority. ‎

On August 15 1966 the colour bar at Euston station was finally defeated when West Indian guard Asquith Xavier was allowed to start work after initially being refused a job.

British Railways had announced, after negotiations with local leaders of the National Union of Railwaymen, that no grade would in future be closed on racial grounds anywhere in the London division.

RMT solidarity message #BlackLivesMatter

Mick Cash, General Secretary and Michelle Rodgers, President:

George Floyd’s death is an indictment of entrenched racism within state forces. Racism has always and continues to inflict injustices on the black communities, not only in the US but also globally and in the UK.

Now is not the time for silence - we must shout our anger in the call for justice. The State must not be a tool for the expression of racism and hatred.

As trade unionists we stand united against state racism. No to silence, no to police brutality. Justice for all. Unity is strength.

Bakerloo branch stands in solidarity with protesters against police brutality

The RMT Bakerloo Branch has passed a motion on the protests against police brutality across the US and internationally. The resolution highlights that the branch 'stand in solidarity with our BEM members against the racism they face in society' and calls for the union to offer international solidarity and to 'develop and support struggles for racial justice and equality in the workplace and wider society.'

RMT BAKERLOO BRANCH RESOLUTION: BLACK LIVES MATTER: AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACISM