Meetings and events

RMT AGM: Stop the Sickness Bullies

At RMT's AGM, I proposed this resolution on behalf of Stratford no.1 branch. Lots of delegates spoke in favour of the resolution, telling stories of management abuse of sick staff in their company and/or area. This relates strongly to one of the three issues of our current Jobs Pay and Justice dispute. The resolution was passed unanimously. This is the text of my speech.

Across our industry, employers are clamping down on sickness absence.

RMT AGM: Questioning the General Secretary's Report

Refusal to work on the grounds of safety - rights for pregnant women and new mothers

At RMT's AGM, the General Secretary presents a written report, and delegates can question and comment on it. These are the two points that I raised:

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There are two issues that are not in the Report, which I think should have been.

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Firstly, refusal to work on the grounds of safety.

WEBCAST: RMT Annual General Meeting

Sunday, June 28 – Wednesday, July 1

Next week’s RMT AGM will be broadcast live on the Internet from Sunday afternoon (approximately 5pm – 7pm) and then daily (approximately 9am – 6pm, concluding Wednesday evening). Proceedings will also be archived for six months and will be available online within a day or two of the conference.

If you have previously set yourself a password at the members area of the RMT website you may go direct to www.rmt.org.uk/webcast and use your user name (RMT membership number) and password to log on to the webcast.

'Battle of the Bands' competition

National Young Members Advisory Committee - The Past We Inherit The Future We Build

Are you a RMT member (young or young at heart)?

Are you in a band?

Do you want to showcase your talents in our battle of the bands competition (with the grand prize of recording time at the studio at Brixton JAMM??

Then we want to hear from you NOW!

The RMT Young Members are holding a benefit gig for the Nicaraguan Solidarity Campaign to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of their revolution at the Brixton JAMM on Saturday 13th June 2009.

Report: RMT London Busworkers' Meeting 20 April 2009

busLondon busworkers met at the Bulstrode public house in Hounslow on Monday 20th April 09. The meeting was a very lively affair with many important topics being discussed. There was a debate on the proposed RMT London Busworkers' Charter. The charter contains the aspirations and objectives of London's RMT busworkers and include the demand for the re-nationalisation of the London Bus network, recognition of RMT on the London bus network, pay parity with Tube drivers (currently £40,073), terms and conditions parity with underground workers and joining the TfL pension. Other points include the provision of toilet facilities at every terminus and turning point, free staff gyms at garages, decent canteen provision at all garages, and for staff passes to be valid on all National Rail services.

Report: RMT Black and Ethnic Minority Members' Conference

Report by Glenroy Watson. The conference took place on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March 2009.

Conference opened without our Chair, elected at last year’s conference and as a result I was elected to Chair this year's conference in direct contradiction of our ‘own’ standing orders. More about that, later.

Conference was again well attended, but could have been better.

Report: RMT Women's Conference

RMT regional women's officer Carol Foster reports from the recent national RMT Women's Conference ...

People often ask me ‘why do we need a women’s conference?’

Why indeed? As I write, the Met Police have let a second rapist go; it seems that the Home Office targets place a higher priority on property crime than on sex offences.

The RMT national Women’s Conference met @ The Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle on 6th & 7th March 2009. As ever plenty of lively debate.

There was a talk by Etienne Attala from Thompsons on flexible working & Age Discrimination.

Report: RMT Young Members' Conference 2009

Adrian Rowe, London Transport Regional Council delegate and National Chair of Young Members for 2009/2010 reviews the 2009 Young Members Conference in Birmingham.

Both the Young Members Advisory Committee and the Conference delegation would like to wish a speedy recovery to Ray Spy-Shute (Education Officer), and thank him for all his hard work in preparing for the 2009 conference. We would also like to thank Alastair Gittins from the RMT Policy Department for standing in for Ray as a secretary of our conference.

It’s a cold, February Saturday morning we are in the Comfort inn, in Birmingham; why?? Well…it’s the RMT Young Members Conference 2009.

It was really positive to see lots of new young enthusiastic faces and a row of observers at this years conference.