Black and ethnic minority members

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

 

 

Report: TfL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum, 9 June

TfL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Trade Union Engagement Forum, 9 June 2021

Report from Janine Booth (RMT)

 

After a long break, the Forum met on Teams on 9 June 2021. Janine Booth and Glen Hart attended on behalf of RMT. ASLEF, TSSA and Unite were also present, but other TfL unions were not. This forum is separate from the collective bargaining machinery, but more sharing of information between them would be helpful.

Conference on Injustice

Dear Colleague,

CONFERENCE ON “INJUSTICE” - 5th AUGUST 2021, 6PM

Following a resolution from the Black and Ethnic Minority Members' Conference, the union has organised an on-line conference on the theme of “Injustice” pulling together a number of black activist groups who tackle elements of racial injustice happening across society. The groups confirmed so far to speak include:

Justice4Grenfell

JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association)

United Friends and Families

Stop Our Kids Being Killed On Our Streets

Reparations

Osime's victory is a win for all of us

RMT's London Transport region welcomes the news that the Home Office has rescinded the order to deport young, black, autistic man Osime Brown following his conviction under the unfair and racist 'joint enterprise' law.

It is important for trade unions to recognise and challenge injustice outside the workplace as well as in it. So when the union's disabled activists raised Osime's campaign, we agreed a resolution backing Osime and sent it to our National Executive.

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.