Meetings and events

RMT LGBT Conference: Resolutions

The following resolutions were passed by the recent RMT lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender conference. The first two will go forward to the union's Annual General Meeting. The other two will be discussed by the union's Council of Executives:

  1. Membership Form – Disclosure Option of Sexual Orientation
  2. LGBT History
  3. Homophobia at Work
  4. Production of DVD

LGBT Conference Report 2011

The 2011 RMT LGBT Conference was held in Plymouth following a successful Young Member’s Conference a few months previously. There was a good turn out of delegates which made for an enjoyable social event the evening before the conference - and the local gay scene was very welcoming. One local gay pub held a quiz. The winning team consisted of four of our very own LGBT conference delegates who kindly donated the £20 prize to St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth.

RMTV Video: RMT Joins Campaigners On Workers Memorial Day To Protest ConDem Cuts

RMT joined health and safety campaigners in protest outside the Department of Work and Pensions on Workers Memorial Day: April 28, 2011. They told Tory minister Chris Grayling that his savage cuts to the Health and Safety Executive will lead to death and injury among British workers.

Interviews are by Geoff Martin and the Video is filmed and edited by Chris Kasrils. You can watch this and many more RMTV films at RMTv.

2011 Durham Miners Gala

The 127th Durham Miners Gala will be held on Saturday July 9 2011 and I want to encourage all RMT activists to attend this wonderful event.

The past struggles of the miners, particularly the strike of 1984-85, continue to inspire working people everywhere. Thousands of trade unionists will attend the 2011 Gala to pay tribute to the miners.

Please make every effort to attend and bring your banners. We want to have as large an RMT presence from all over the UK, as possible.

RMT General Secretary, Bob Crow

RMT To Join May Day March

The RMT will be joining the May Day March to defend our union rights and show solidairty with the union movement. Regional Organiser Steve Hedley says "This is a march for trade union rights and we need everyone to come and support it as trade union rights are essential if we are to defend your jobs and conditions"

The march takes place on the 1st of May, and the RMT will meet at noon at Farringdon Station.

Young Members Events: Durham Miners' Gala & Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival

The Durham Miners' Gala and the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival are tow important events in the unions calendar. Both take place in July, and this year, for the first time, the RMT has organised activities specifically for young members at both. Dave Marshall of the RMT Organising Unit says that these activities will be "combining education sessions with going along to and enjoying the events themselves."

The Durham Miners' Gala is from the evening of 7th July to the 11th. The Tolpuddle Festival is the following weekend from the evening of the 15th of July to the 17th.

Attached are RMT circulars and application forms for both events.

Report: RMT Women's Conference 2011

Report from Val Barzey, delegate from LU Engineering branch:

Tim Wilkinson - Gloucester Branch welcomed the guests to Cheltenham Spa.

Bob Crow - General Secretary

  • The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision today (4 March) in NURMT v Serco & combined cases, in which it overturned injunctions against strikes in both the RMT and ASLEF cases.
  • Some aims of the RMT is to have a high denser of membership, increase in educational activities and fill all positions for reps and branches.