Black and ethnic minority members

Black and ethnic minority RMT members are organising for equality and against racism. 



Rmt National Black & Ethnic Minority Members’ conference 2022


I am pleased to inform you that, Covid restrictions permitting, the 2022 National Black and Ethnic Minority Members’ Conference will take place in the Hilton Liverpool City Centre, 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool L1 8LW on Saturday 26th March (starting at 2pm) to Sunday 27th March 2022 (concluding at 4pm). 

Branches and Regional Councils are entitled to nominate up to a maximum of four delegates each. Nominations must be made on the attached form, which should be returned to Head Office by 31 January 2022. 

Un anti-racism day demonstrations

Dear Colleague,


To commemorate the UN Anti-Racism Day there will be international protests taking place in cities around the world under the slogan 'World Against Racism & Fascism'. We need to play our part mobilising the anti-racist majority in big numbers to challenge Johnson's racist offensive and the union is supporting the joint events organised by the TUC and Stand Up to Racism over the weekend of 19-20 March 2022:

London          Saturday 19 March 2022

RMT’s National Black & Ethnic Minority Members’ Advisory Committee

RMT’s National Black & Ethnic Minority Members’ Advisory Committee

London Transport Region recently filled all its vacancies on the National Black & Ethnic Minority Members’ Advisory Committee. This followed an election after seven candidates were nominated by their respective branches for the six positions. 

The successful candidates elected for a 3-year term were as follows: 

Conference on Injustice

Dear Colleague,


Following a resolution from the Black and Ethnic Minority Members' Conference, the union has organised an on-line conference on the theme of “Injustice” pulling together a number of black activist groups who tackle elements of racial injustice happening across society. The groups confirmed so far to speak include:


JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association)

United Friends and Families

Stop Our Kids Being Killed On Our Streets


Report: TfL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum, 9 June

TfL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Trade Union Engagement Forum, 9 June 2021

Report from Janine Booth (RMT)


After a long break, the Forum met on Teams on 9 June 2021. Janine Booth and Glen Hart attended on behalf of RMT. ASLEF, TSSA and Unite were also present, but other TfL unions were not. This forum is separate from the collective bargaining machinery, but more sharing of information between them would be helpful.

Osime's victory is a win for all of us

RMT's London Transport region welcomes the news that the Home Office has rescinded the order to deport young, black, autistic man Osime Brown following his conviction under the unfair and racist 'joint enterprise' law.

It is important for trade unions to recognise and challenge injustice outside the workplace as well as in it. So when the union's disabled activists raised Osime's campaign, we agreed a resolution backing Osime and sent it to our National Executive.