Meetings and events
The following resolutions were passed at this month's regional council meeting.
London Underground Train Operations Support Managers chairing case conferences - Hammersmith & City branch
This regional council believes the new policy of allowing TOSM’s to chair case conferences is outside the current attendance procedure and we believe this to be the thin edge of the wedge.
It is not acceptable for LUL just to change a policy or procedure by sending a letter to head office and stating it has been agreed.
The original date for this event - 19 October - is already fully-booked, so it is now being repeated on this new date.
Autism in the Workplace is a really exciting event being run at the Workers’ Educational Association - WEA - on Wednesday 21st November 2012, 9.30am–4.30pm. It is sponsored by and run in partnership with the RMT.
This will be the very first briefing ever (as far as we are aware!) for union reps, officers and members of all unions on Autism in the Workplace.
We've added the event to our Facebook page, please join or share the event if you support it.
Disabled People Against Cuts invites all RMT members to join 'The Atos Games'
On your marks, get set...
for a week of Paralympic fun and games against Atos!
From Monday 27th to Friday 31st of August, join Disabled People Against Cuts for The Atos Games - five days of action against a company that's sponsoring the Paralympics but wrecking disabled people's lives.
Attached is a leaflet we have put together to help recruit to RMT on stations. We hope you find it useful. For full details of the organising day email us.
Dear RMT stations and revenue reps,
Stations and revenue organising day, Thursday 23rd August
Join us for the Stations and Revenue Grades Committee meeting, 1430, Thursday 23rd August, at the Exmouth Arms, near Euston.
RMT members are demanding the TUC build for a 24 hour general strike against austerity.
We will assemble on Sunday 9th September, 1pm at The Level park - Union Road, Brighton BN2 (Map) for march at 1.30pm to Brighton Conference Centre.
There will then be a rally, including Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary, Steve Gillan, POA general secretary and more.
RMT cleaner members working for Initial and ISS demonstrated outside the Olympic Park at Stratford Station on August 9, 2012 as they kick off a 48 hour strike for pay justice and Olympics recognition.
There are just over ten weeks to go before the national demonstrations against austerity on Saturday 20th October.
Join RMT colleagues in what promises to be a historic and enjoyable day of protest. Bring your family and friends and send a clear message that we are not prepared to accept the attacks on our jobs, services and communities.
RMT union & its members are demanding:-
- SICK PAY: Cleaning jobs are dangerous and when working with
chemicals with a combination of poor or inferior PPE staff often get sick.
However the cleaning Companies do not care about their Workers.
- A DECENT PENSION: Many Cleaners are working well beyond other Workers retirement age because they cannot afford to retire as they have no pension to retire on. This is a disgrace in 2012 Britain.
- ANNUAL PAY INCREASE: Why would any bosses object to this?
London Transport Cleaners, working on the tube for ISS and Initial will be on strike again between 05:30 hours on Thursday 9th August 2012 and 05:29 hours on Saturday 11th August 2012.
We can support them in their fight for a London Living Wage by joining picket lines in the morning and evening.
This second strike follows the previous rock solid action on the opening weekend of the Olympics for fair pay and Olympics recognition and reward.
A plan of public campaigning and a high-profile presence at Pride events were the keynote decisions at RMT’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender conference – the biggest in its history.
A contagious mood of activity and growth permeated the gathering, which pledged solidarity with working people fighting for LGBT rights at home and abroad. Conference chair noted that the LGBT committee had gained 12 new members, was planning a major presence at Pride in London on July 7 and at Tolpuddle, and had been involved in Pride events at Bristol and Blackpool.