Young members

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Your RMT Regional Council knows that involving and organising young members is crucial to securing the future of the union and making it more relevant in the workplace.<br>
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Young Members Conference 2011

This is a reminder to get yourselves nominated as delegates to the 2011 RMT Young Members' Conference being held 24th-26th February 2011.

The next Young Members Conference will be held in Plymouth, the cultural and entertainment centre of Devon and Cornwall. Situated on the south coast of Devon, wonderful views are to be had of the sea and surrounding coastline when you can no longer bear to look at the city itself.

RMT Young Members 2010 AGM Training Course

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RMT Young Members’ AGM training Course - 2010
Aberdeen, Sunday 27th June – Friday 2nd July

Last year we held a very successful ‘AGM Course’ for our young members. Sixteen attended – the largest course of its kind that we have organised. Our improved organisation for young members was further reflected when 30 delegates attended the recent National Young Members Conference, in Liverpool.

We are now looking for young active members to train on our 2010 course which shall run in tandem with our AGM in Aberdeen. Members must be under 30 years of age at the start of the course.

Applications need to be submitted by the 30th April 2010

Click 'Read More' to read the rest of the circular and '1 Attachment' to download the circular and application form

LAST CALL: Nominations of Delegates to the 2010 Young Members Conference


This year has seen the biggest ever number of prospective delegates to the 2010 Young Members Conference.

BUT... There is still time for members of YOUR branch or regional council to be nominated as a delegate to the Conference, which is being held in Liverpool on the 26th and 27th February, with a social event on the 25th February 2010.

Delegate form for young members conference

Hello Everyone,

The National Young Members Conference is in February 2010.. The Circular is attached, please ensure that you take it to your branch meeting and get yourself nominated for the conference.

If you have any problems with your application, please let me know as soon as possible.. Branches and Regional Councils can nominate up to 4 delegates each, so get your workmates nominated too...

In Solidarity,

Adrian Rowe National Union Of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers (RMT) •CHAIR - National Young Members Advisory Committee 2009/2010

Workshop: Writing Resolutions for RMT Equalities Conferences

Venue: Unity House

Within the next few months, RMT will hold conferences for young members, women members, black and ethnic minority members, and lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender members.

Members put issues on the agendas of these conferences by getting their branch to submit a resolution. But that can be a bit daunting, so the Regional Council is holding a workshop on how to write resolutions. We will discuss the issues that these groups of members face at work and in wider society, and learn the practicalities of putting it down on paper as a resolution.

RMT Changes Rule - Shorter Qualifying Time for AGM Delegates

Under RMT's rule book, a member could only stand for election as a delegate to the union's Annual General Meeting (AGM) once s/he had been a member for five years. Many union branches felt that this rule was unfair and out-of-date, and submitted a proposal to last Friday's Special Meeting to reduce the qualifying period to three years.

I am pleased to report that, following a lively debate and a close vote, the proposal was passed. Printed below is the speech I made in proposing the rule change, which outlines the reasons and arguments behind the change.


Resolution: Young Members Organisation Material

This resolution, submitted by Neasden branch and seconded by Bakerloo branch, was carried unanimously at the September meeting of the Regional Council.

This Branch recognises the importance of Young Members in our union.

We also note that the existing Young Members Banner fails to represent Youth, apart from the words “Young Member” and fails to represent all grades and the diversity of our union.

We request that the Young Members Committee design and produce the following organising items and that the funds for these are to be made available via Unity House.