Meetings and events

Stratford no.1 Branch Meeting Followed By Meeting To Defend Tunde Umanah

The next Stratford no.1 branch meeting will take place on Thursday 14th July from 5pm at the Leytonstone & District ex-Servicemens Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3BD. (Map.)

It is approximately a two minute walk from Leytonstone underground station.

The branch will then be followed by an all union meeting to discuss and build a defense of sacked colleague Tunde Umanah.

Free Showing of 'Made in Dagenham'

The WEA is to hold a free showing of the film 'made in Dagenham.'

The event will include speakers from the TUC, and refreshments will be available.

The evening will take place at the WEA region Learning Center, 96-100 Clifton road, london, EC2A 4TP on the 21st of July at 6pm.

For more details, please see the attached leaflet.

RMT LGBT Conference: Resolutions

The following resolutions were passed by the recent RMT lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender conference. The first two will go forward to the union's Annual General Meeting. The other two will be discussed by the union's Council of Executives:

  1. Membership Form – Disclosure Option of Sexual Orientation
  2. LGBT History
  3. Homophobia at Work
  4. Production of DVD

LGBT Conference Report 2011

The 2011 RMT LGBT Conference was held in Plymouth following a successful Young Member’s Conference a few months previously. There was a good turn out of delegates which made for an enjoyable social event the evening before the conference - and the local gay scene was very welcoming. One local gay pub held a quiz. The winning team consisted of four of our very own LGBT conference delegates who kindly donated the £20 prize to St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth.

RMTV Video: RMT Joins Campaigners On Workers Memorial Day To Protest ConDem Cuts

RMT joined health and safety campaigners in protest outside the Department of Work and Pensions on Workers Memorial Day: April 28, 2011. They told Tory minister Chris Grayling that his savage cuts to the Health and Safety Executive will lead to death and injury among British workers.

Interviews are by Geoff Martin and the Video is filmed and edited by Chris Kasrils. You can watch this and many more RMTV films at RMTv.

2011 Durham Miners Gala

The 127th Durham Miners Gala will be held on Saturday July 9 2011 and I want to encourage all RMT activists to attend this wonderful event.

The past struggles of the miners, particularly the strike of 1984-85, continue to inspire working people everywhere. Thousands of trade unionists will attend the 2011 Gala to pay tribute to the miners.

Please make every effort to attend and bring your banners. We want to have as large an RMT presence from all over the UK, as possible.

RMT General Secretary, Bob Crow

RMT To Join May Day March

The RMT will be joining the May Day March to defend our union rights and show solidairty with the union movement. Regional Organiser Steve Hedley says "This is a march for trade union rights and we need everyone to come and support it as trade union rights are essential if we are to defend your jobs and conditions"

The march takes place on the 1st of May, and the RMT will meet at noon at Farringdon Station.