Meetings and events

ETF Women's Committee, March 2015: Section Reports

DOCKS / PORTS

The Social Dialogue Committee for Ports had adopted a document about women's employment, including recruitment and working conditions for women. Women's employment has increased as technology has led to much port work becoming less physical.

Now the document has been adopted, it needs to be implemented. The strategy is based on raising awareness and changing the image of port work rather than on imposing quotas. Some trade unions have objected to this initiative, as they see women as "taking men's jobs".

ETF Women's Committee meeting, March 2015: Campaigning for Health & Safety and Against Violence

The European Transport Workers' Federation's Women's Committee meets twice per year to discuss issues facing women transport workers across Europe and to drive forward the programme of work agreed by the four-yearly ETF Women's Conference.

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK

EJM Dispute: Preparations Are Underway To Organise A Meeting Of Reps And Activists

As members will be aware from my previous Circular (IR/022/15, 21st January 2015), preparations are underway to organise a meeting of Reps and Activists to discuss the possibility of further industrial action on London Underground in relation to defending jobs, services and conditions and to discuss the report back from our Lead Officer on the progress of talks on Every Job Matters.

Autism In The Workplace Stage 1 Course - 25 March 2015

Autism in the Workplace is a really exciting event being run at the Workers’ Educational Association - WEA - on 25 March 2015, 9.30am–4.30pm. It is sponsored by the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) and includes participation from Simpson Millar solicitors.

Please read on for details of the course and to register for a place.

RMT Organising To Defend Noel Roberts

DISMISSAL, N. ROBERTS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)

Further to previous correspondence (Circular No. IR/261/14, 3rd October 2014), members will be aware that RMT is also conducting a campaign against the unfair dismissal of Brother Noel Roberts from London Underground and we have recently received a resolution from East Ham Branch in relation to this matter, which is as follows:-

Interserve Cleaners Dispute Emergency Meeting

To all LT Branches & Activists

A message from John Leach Regional Organiser follows:-

Dear Colleagues

The Cleaning Grades Committee along with myself has agreed to have an emergency meeting on 14th January 2015 at 5pm in Unity House to plan for the Interserve cleaners Dispute. I have therefore been asked by the Cleaning Grades Secretary to circulate this to all branches to ensure full participation of all grades at this meeting.

With best wishes.

John Leach

Interserve Cleaners Dispute Emergency Meeting

To all LT Branches & Activists

A message from John Leach Regional Organiser follows:-

Dear Colleagues

The Cleaning Grades Committee along with myself has agreed to have an emergency meeting on 14th January 2015 at 5pm in Unity House to plan for the Interserve cleaners Dispute. I have therefore been asked by the Cleaning Grades Secretary to circulate this to all branches to ensure full participation of all grades at this meeting.

With best wishes.

John Leach

RMT Black and Ethnic Minority Members Conference 2015

The RMT Black and Ethnic Minority Members Conference 2015 will be held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March 2015 at THE ADELPHI HOTEL, RANELAGH PLACE, LIVERPOOL L3 5UL. Neasden Branch have been invited to nominate a a maximum of 4 delegates to attend. Anybody wishing to attend should contact the Branch Secretary by the next branch meeting date of Wednesday 28th January 2015.

RMT National Women's Conference 2015

The RMT Women's Conference 2015 will be held on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2015 at THE OAK HOTEL, ORCHARD STREET, WIGAN WN1 3SS. This conference will be celebrating 100 years of organising women. RMT Neasden Branch is entitled to nominate a a maximum of 4 delegates.
Any branch members who are interested in attending this conference will need to contact the branch secretary by the next branch meeting date which is 28th January 2015.