Meetings and events

Stratford No 1 Branch Meetings

Stratford Number 1 Branch Meeting

Our branch meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month. They begin at 1700 and generally run until 1900.

The meetings are held at 'The Ex-Servicemen’s Club' in Harvey Road, Leytonstone. This is approximately a two minute walk from Leytonstone underground station.

RMT Young Members push Union Debate to TUC Congress

In December 2009, RMT young members in Central Line West Branch submitted a motion to the 2009 Young Members conference demanding the TUC allow motions from its young member’s conference to be debated at congress. Currently "statements" are agreed and the ratified by the TUC general Council which is appalling and stops young people getting involved in TUC democracy.

National Young Members Conference 2010

I'm pleased to be able to announce the dates for next years Young Members Conference, it will be held in liverpool on the following dates below. The Social event will start at 1900 on Thursday 25th February 2010 and the conference will start at 0900 on Friday 26th February 2010 at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool and End at 1500 on Saturday 27t February

Futher information will be published through Branch Circulars in due course.

We hope by advertising the conference early, we will be able to have the biggest ever delegation to this crucial conference.

RMT AGM: Stop the Sickness Bullies

At RMT's AGM, I proposed this resolution on behalf of Stratford no.1 branch. Lots of delegates spoke in favour of the resolution, telling stories of management abuse of sick staff in their company and/or area. This relates strongly to one of the three issues of our current Jobs Pay and Justice dispute. The resolution was passed unanimously. This is the text of my speech.

Across our industry, employers are clamping down on sickness absence.

RMT AGM: Questioning the General Secretary's Report

Refusal to work on the grounds of safety - rights for pregnant women and new mothers

At RMT's AGM, the General Secretary presents a written report, and delegates can question and comment on it. These are the two points that I raised:

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There are two issues that are not in the Report, which I think should have been.

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Firstly, refusal to work on the grounds of safety.

WEBCAST: RMT Annual General Meeting

Sunday, June 28 – Wednesday, July 1

Next week’s RMT AGM will be broadcast live on the Internet from Sunday afternoon (approximately 5pm – 7pm) and then daily (approximately 9am – 6pm, concluding Wednesday evening). Proceedings will also be archived for six months and will be available online within a day or two of the conference.

If you have previously set yourself a password at the members area of the RMT website you may go direct to www.rmt.org.uk/webcast and use your user name (RMT membership number) and password to log on to the webcast.

'Battle of the Bands' competition

National Young Members Advisory Committee - The Past We Inherit The Future We Build

Are you a RMT member (young or young at heart)?

Are you in a band?

Do you want to showcase your talents in our battle of the bands competition (with the grand prize of recording time at the studio at Brixton JAMM??

Then we want to hear from you NOW!

The RMT Young Members are holding a benefit gig for the Nicaraguan Solidarity Campaign to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of their revolution at the Brixton JAMM on Saturday 13th June 2009.

Report: RMT London Busworkers' Meeting 20 April 2009

busLondon busworkers met at the Bulstrode public house in Hounslow on Monday 20th April 09. The meeting was a very lively affair with many important topics being discussed. There was a debate on the proposed RMT London Busworkers' Charter. The charter contains the aspirations and objectives of London's RMT busworkers and include the demand for the re-nationalisation of the London Bus network, recognition of RMT on the London bus network, pay parity with Tube drivers (currently £40,073), terms and conditions parity with underground workers and joining the TfL pension. Other points include the provision of toilet facilities at every terminus and turning point, free staff gyms at garages, decent canteen provision at all garages, and for staff passes to be valid on all National Rail services.