RMT Decisions On Equality Matters

Domestic Violence Policy
Further to Decision No.CEWW, 23rd July 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That the General Secretary is instructed to raise this item with all the Regional Organisers who we have meetings with over the month of August 2013 and have a further update at the September Statutory meeting. Finally, the General Secretary to write to all other unions we share collective bargaining with and send them a copy of the policy for their consideration.

Sexual Violence Against Female Employees
Further to Decision No.CEWW, 23rd July 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That we place the draft survey in front of you for your acceptance.

Disability Awareness Training Course
Further to Decision No.CEWW, 23rd July 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That the General Secretary is instructed to write to all companies we have recognition with and copies to the lead organisers that we ask them to set disability awareness training courses in line with the AGM decision.

Support The 33
Further to Decision No.CEWW, 23rd July 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That we have continued to support these members legally who have wanted RMT’s solicitors to represent them, continued with the appeal for finances for these members and industrially the matter is with the GGC. In line with the AGM decision we list this item on the next BEMMAC meeting in September 2013.

Public Speaking Training
Further to Decision No.CEWW, 23rd July 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That the General Secretary is instructed to produce a syllabus for public speaking for women in line with the AGM decision and we also note that we already have mixed courses.

LGBT Asylum In The UK
Further to Decision No.CEWW, 23rd July 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That the General Secretary is instructed to write letters to the various people laid down in this resolution and carry the resolution out in line with union policy.

Strategy To Eradicate Transphobia
Further to Decision No.CEWW, 23rd July 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That the General Secretary is instructed to affiliate this union to Transgender Europe (TGEU). This union supports the work of TGEU and supports its campaigns. Further the General Secretary to put on the agenda of the next LGBT agenda this resolution so we can prosecute this AGM decision.

Parental Leave (Eu Directive) Regulations 2013
Further to Decision No. CEWW, 11th June 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That we note this matter originated from the GGC and from a letter from London Underground regarding Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013. The General Secretary is to write to all employers to confirm that they are incorporating the directive into our members’ contracts of employment. We would hope that the progressive employers would pay for our members to have parental leave.

Stop Pinkwashing Employers
Further to Decision No. CEWW, 11th June 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That the General Secretary is to write to Stonewall laying out our views that have been raised at the LGBT conference and invite them to address our LGBT Advisory Committee over these concerns.

Thatcher’s Legacy Of Homophobia
Further to Decision No. CEWW, 11th June 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That the General Secretary is to obtain an article from a delegate/delegates of the LGBT Committee for the RMT News and ask other RMT LGBT members to put particular quotes together for the RMT News on Thatcher’s deplorable legacy on homophobia.

Support For Gay Men Fighting AIDS
Further to Decision No. CEWW, 11th June 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following reports:

Majority Report
“That we note the resolution from our LGBT Conference and support the important work of Gay Men Fighting AIDS. We agree to make a donation of £100. Noting that GMFA operates in England and Wales, we instruct the General Secretary to contact Gay Men’s Health in Glasgow asking for information about its work in Scotland. We agree to our Advisory Committee’s request to arrange for a deputation to meet GMFA. Further, we instruct the General Secretary to include an article in RMT News about HIV/AIDS and how it affects people of all sexualities and genders.

Homophobic Outburst Of Vladimir Yakunin
Further to Decision No. CEWW, 11th June 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That the General Secretary is to write to the Director of the Russian Railways RZD complaining about his outburst against gays and further the General Secretary is to organise a demonstration outside the Russian Embassy. Finally, the General Secretary is to write to the ITF and the ETF requesting they set up a LGBT Committee and we advise the Transport Union of Russia and the Seafarers’ Union of Russia of our position.

TOCs Promoting LGBT Champions
Further to Decision No. CEWW, 11th June 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That the General Secretary is to ask the Regional Organisers;
1) where these positions exist ,
2) the role and responsibilities of these ambassadors/champions on LGBT issues within the workplace and in the wider arena
3) also what conflicts may arise from this with RMT elected reps.

That the name of the file be changed to “Employers Promoting LGBT Champions” and place the matter back in front of the Council of Executives by October 1st 2013”.

Election Of Equality Representatives
Further to Decision No. CEWW, 11th June 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That the General Secretary is instructed to all employers asking that all of the equality reps are elected and conducted by the RMT. Further the General Secretary to bring forward to the Council of Executives a training syllabus for these positions and make sure we provide enough training required and obtain relevant material from the TUC.

Incorporating The Machinery To Ensure Parity For Delegates’ Release
Further to Decision No. CEWW, 11th June 2013, the Equal Rights Sub-Committee submits the following report:

“That we note the resolution from the Black and Ethnic Minorities Advisory Committee on this issue and the General Secretary is to make sure this matter is considered in the review of the LUL machinery regarding time off for trade union activities. The General Secretary to place any developments back in front of the Council of Executives.