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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Resolution: National Young Members Advisory Committee – Formation as per Rule Book

This resolution, submitted by Neasden branch and seconded by TfL no.1 branch, was passed uannimously at September's Regional Council.

This Branch notes that absence of the Young Members Advisory Committee, in previous years, the young members conference has elected a Young Members Liaison Committee and this committee has been expected to carry out the duties of the Advisory Committee.

AGM - Young Members Host MOJO

Ashley, Paddy and GerryOn the Wednesday morning of RMT's AGM, we started off not knowing who the people we were introducing actually were. We watched a film called 'In the Name of the Father', and at the end of the film, there was complete silence, after we had witnessed what the Guildford Four had been through in 1970.

RMT Young Members push Union Debate to TUC Congress

In December 2009, RMT young members in Central Line West Branch submitted a motion to the 2009 Young Members conference demanding the TUC allow motions from its young member’s conference to be debated at congress. Currently "statements" are agreed and the ratified by the TUC general Council which is appalling and stops young people getting involved in TUC democracy.

National Young Members Conference 2010

I'm pleased to be able to announce the dates for next years Young Members Conference, it will be held in liverpool on the following dates below. The Social event will start at 1900 on Thursday 25th February 2010 and the conference will start at 0900 on Friday 26th February 2010 at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool and End at 1500 on Saturday 27t February

Futher information will be published through Branch Circulars in due course.

We hope by advertising the conference early, we will be able to have the biggest ever delegation to this crucial conference.

Young Members - Your Voice's Heard

Calling all Young Members (anyone under 30!)

The National Young Members committee would like to know what problems young members face in the workplace, or if there are alot of young members in your workplace that are not in the union.

The Committee will be holding a meeting in September, and we would like to know what to focus on for the next six months, or any areas that need attention.

it's also not too late to submit resolutions to the Young Members Committee, Speak to your Branch Secretary for more information.

Support the Vestas Workers!

From Becky Crocker, Regional Young Members' officer

Dear London Transport region

On Monday 3rd August, I visited the Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight, which its workers have occupied to stop its closure and save their 600 jobs.

Vestas is the only factory in Britain making blades for wind turbines.

Wind power is part of the government’s strategy for switching to 15% renewable energy by 2020. But the private company Vestas have calculated they can make more money by moving their factory elsewhere: profit comes first and jobs and the environment second.

RMT AGM: Young Members Resolutions

In February of this year, the National Young Members Conference submitted two resolutions to the AGM.

I'm pleased to announce that both resolutions were carried unanimously and that they are now union policy

They were:

WHEN I'M 64 "As the government continues to increase the age at which our members will be entitled to; or be able to afford to retire this union notes the importance of defending our members' occupational pensions from further erosion by the government and business fat cats.

RMT Young Members Present a Nicaragua Benefit Gig

RMT Young Members Present a Nicaragua Benefit Gig @ Brixton Jamm - Saturday 13th June 2009

Including Guest Speaker Karina Gomez, Young Nicaraguan Trade Unionist

Live Acts - Oggie, Red Venom and Melody Boytoy

On the Decks Dirty Needlez DJs from Skelly B and Locky Stylez with MC Flowz

Proceeds will help support the Linking Young Trade Unionists Project and projects run for informal sector workers by the CTCP Confederacion de Trabajadores de Cuenta Propia- Informal Sector Union in Nicaragua.

'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.