Disabled people and members

Discrimination against disabled workers continues, and RMT is organising to oppose it

Resolutions passed by RMT Disabled Members' Advisory Committee meeting, 19 June 2020

1. DISABLED MEMBERS IN SCOTLAND

2. REFLECTION ROOMS

3. DISABLED PASSENGERS AND TIMETABLE CHANGES

4. CENTENARY OF THE BLIND PEOPLE'S MARCH

5. CONFERENCE CHAIR'S EXPENSES

6. COVID-19, DISABLED MEMBERS AND CARERS

7. ONLINE TRAINING ON DISABILITY

 

 

1. DISABLED MEMBERS IN SCOTLAND

Disabled Workers: Discipline and Pressure to Return to Work

RMT London Transport Regional Council Disabled Members Covid-19 Bulletin no.4 – 19 May 2020

This is attached as a printable .docx and .pdf file.

 

The Advisory, Conciliatory and Arbitration Service (ACAS) makes clear that the law requires your employer not to discriminate against disabled workers by trying to unreasonably pressure you to return to work, or by unreasonably disciplining you for not going to work.

Support Osime Brown

Dear Colleague,

OSIME BROWN: URGENT ACTION

The union is supporting the campaign to stop the deportation of Osime Brown, a 21-year-old, black, autistic, learning-disabled man imprisoned on a 'joint enterprise' conviction for being present when a mobile phone was stolen. Osime has been given a date of 7 October for his release from prison into the custody of the immigration service in preparation for his deportation to Jamaica.  We have to act urgently.

12-Week 'Shielding'

RMT London Transport Regional Council Disabled Members Covid-19 Bulletin no.3 – 26 March 2020

Also attached as PDF and Word files.

 

Government advice is for people considered to be ‘extremely vulnerable’ to Covid-19  to ‘shield’ (stay at home with no contact with anyone other than carers) for twelve weeks. The government specifies that this group includes:

1. Solid organ transplant recipients.

2. People with specific cancers: