Meetings and events

Young Members Events: Durham Miners' Gala & Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival

The Durham Miners' Gala and the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival are tow important events in the unions calendar. Both take place in July, and this year, for the first time, the RMT has organised activities specifically for young members at both. Dave Marshall of the RMT Organising Unit says that these activities will be "combining education sessions with going along to and enjoying the events themselves."

The Durham Miners' Gala is from the evening of 7th July to the 11th. The Tolpuddle Festival is the following weekend from the evening of the 15th of July to the 17th.

Attached are RMT circulars and application forms for both events.

Report: RMT Women's Conference 2011

Report from Val Barzey, delegate from LU Engineering branch:

Tim Wilkinson - Gloucester Branch welcomed the guests to Cheltenham Spa.

Bob Crow - General Secretary

  • The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision today (4 March) in NURMT v Serco & combined cases, in which it overturned injunctions against strikes in both the RMT and ASLEF cases.
  • Some aims of the RMT is to have a high denser of membership, increase in educational activities and fill all positions for reps and branches.

Minutes For Stratford Number One Branch, February 2011

Branch Secretary: Terry O’Neill.
Branch Chairperson: Adrian Finney ,

Branch Minutes: Thursday February 2011

Attendees: A Finney, T O’Neill, Glen Brown,D Pittman,P Penny,M Mujahid,G Weston, A Saint, A Carney,
G Carney, G Watson, D Millhouse, Allan Thomson, A Cunningham, J McConville, A MiahApologies: P Heys, D Fitzpatrick, J Latona, B Witham, K Shatford, J Booth.

Station Job Cuts-ACAS Review Report back Meeting 24th March 1300-1800 St Aloysius Social Club, Euston

A report back meeting on the ACAS Reviews will be held on the 24th March at St Aloysius Social Club,20 Phoenix Road,Euston.

There will be a presentation/report on the work done to date on the four reviews,Safety,Collective Grievances,Ticket Office and Equalities.

There will be two sittings of these presentations, the first will be at 1300 and the second will be at 1600.

All members,Level 1 Representatives and activists are welcome.

BEAT THE BULLY! Benefit Gig

BEAT THE BULLY! is a benefit gig for the tube workers.

Stop the cuts, stop the sackings, march for the alternative.

JERRY DAMMERS (SPECIALS) headline this show of solidarity on SUNDAY 20 MARCH 4pm-12.30am BRIXTON JAMM.

Also present will be The Rosinators, DJs Tattoo John (Alabama 3).

Tickets are £12/8 advance, £14/10 on door Rmt/tssa members concs rate . BRIXTON JAMM 261 Brixton Rd, SW9.

To get tickets or read more head over to the Brixton Jamm website.

Health and Safety Conference report

Val Barzey of RMT's LU Engineering branch reports on the RMT Health & Safety Advisory Conference held on 16 February:

Greg Hewitt – Chair

Greg commented that the HSE is more an Advisory body than Regulators. The aim of the government is to lift the burden of Employment laws. They intend to reduce the no. of regulations, attacking workers rights. H & S inspections have been cut across the board, inadequately enforcing the law and there has been a reduction in enforcement notices. There were 69% reduction in full inspections and 48% reduction in prosecutions.

There were 2 reviews carried out last year, Vince Cable reducing regulations and the Lord Young Review of the operation of H & S laws and the growth of the compensation culture – Common Sense Common Safety.

RMT National Grades and Equalities Conferences

Below is a list of RMT national conferences for members in various grades and equality groups. These conferences are very useful in bringing together members from different companies and parts of the country who share a common interest because of their grade or group. If you would like to go, or if you have an issue that you would like to see raised at one of these conferences, please contact your branch secretary or attend your next branch meeting.

February

  • Young Members’ Conference, Plymouth - 24th- 26th