Meetings and events

Minutes of Train Grades Meeting, 30 September 2010

Meeting opened at 1445

Present: D O’Hanlon, F Curtis, D O’Hare, G Pugh, V Thomas, G Williams, B McMunn, A Thomas, U Mirza, W Reid, B O’Dowd, D Rayfield, A Leach, N Hodgson and R Marshall

Apologies: G Watson, G Doyle, J T – Pinnock, J McDaid and N Eivers

Amendments to the minutes

None

Agreement of Minutes

Moved and agreed

Matters arising from the minutes

None

Membership report

TSSA And RMT To Hold Tube Staff Cuts Joint Meeting

The Transport Salaried Staffs' Association and RMT are to hold a joint meeting on the 24th August 2010 at 6pm to discuss the action against job cuts on London Underground. The venue is Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, (opposite Euston Station) in the Small Meeting Room.

RMT and TSSA are both balloting members for strike action over the cuts of up to 800 jobs.

The following people will be speaking at the meeting:

  • Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary
  • Gerry Doherty, TSSA General Secretary
  • John McDonnell MP, RMT Chair, RMT Parliamentary Group
  • Steve Hedley – RMT Regional Organiser, London Transport

This is an open meeting and members are invited to attend for an open discussion with the union leaders on how to combat these unnecessary and dangerous cuts.

London Pride Gallery

RMT activists joined the London Pride parade to show their solidarity with the unions LGBT members and to promote the unions pride in its own diversity.

Click 'read more' to see more photos from the day.

Train Grades Meeting

This year's Train Grades AGM will be held at Unity House on Thursday 29th April from 14:30 to 16:00

Please try and attend, we need as many Reps and Members there as possible to make it a good meeting, and also to get a good turn out for the election of Officers and a Chair and Secretary for this committee.

See you there

Will Reid Trains Functional Council Rep 2nd Floor , Room 19 70 Old Broad Street London EC2M 1QS Auto:49931 Landline02070279931 Mobile: 07889089064

'Notts Stop The BNP' Conference Report

Notts Stop The BNP held a conference in Nottingham to discuss how to counter the threat from the British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL). The conference was organised with the support of Workers Liberty. There were Delegates from Stoke, Lincoln, Liverpool, Sheffield, Amber Valley, Birmingham, London and Nottingham - many of whom were members of local anti-fascist organisations, or unions. The RMT had a good turnout.

Union Forum Event: Stop The British National Party

HOPE not hate: Celebrating modern BritainThe 'Union's Forum' is being held on Sunday 11th April 18.30 -20.30, at Broadway Theatre, Broadway, Barking, IG11 7LS. (Map)

Hope not Hate and Billy Bragg will be attending the Forum which will discuss the consequences of the BNP strengthening its grip and the positive alternative of uniting the local community to fight for jobs, social housing and public services.

Read the full story to see the message from General Secretary Bob Crow about this event.