Women

Still a minority in a tradtionally male-dominated industry, RMT women are organising against sexism and for our issues to be heard

RMT Will Take All Necessary Action To Defend Sacked SA Dayna Nembhard

We note the report from our Regional Organiser on this shocking case. We are appalled that London Underground has seen fit to victimise and sack a member of staff who did nothing more than stand up for herself against a racist attack while she was off-duty.

We note that there is to be a Directors' Review of this case tomorrow, and give notice that should this not lead to Dayna’s reinstatement, this union will fight this injustice with all methods at our disposal.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:

Executive Report To Regional Council

From RMT London Transport Region Executive Janine Booth

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

  • LU service control – decision today
  • Cubic – ballot re pay (2.5%)/Olympics
  • Cleaners – Initial/ISS
  • Tube Lines – this week’s action – BW report
  • Thales – ballot put on today
  • Telent/Quinns – ballot decided, still being prepared
  • TfL Olympics – ballot decided, still being prepared
  • Time taken to prepare ballots – verbal report given

LU Sacks Station Assistant Who Was Victim Of Racist Attack

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CSA Dayna Nembhard
After 8 years unblemished service, Dayna was callously sacked without any corroborated evidence to justify a Gross Misconduct charge.

Pregnant Dayna had finished work and stopped at the KFC for a bite to eat. Unprovoked, a white female customer racially attacked her. Fearing harm to her unborn child, mildmannered Dayna sought to defend
herself.

RMT Women's Lunch

The Women's Lunch will be held on Thursday 3rd May between 12 and 5pm in the upstairs function room at the Theodore Bullfrog,

The address is 26-30 John Adam Street (off Villiers street), WC2N 6HL.

Nearest stations are Charing Cross and Embankment.

It would be great to see as many RMT women there as possible, and please feel free to either drop in for a bite to eat or stay all afternoon.

If you haven't already done so, please RSVP to women@rmtlondoncalling.org.uk

RMT Women's Conference 2012

This year’s RMT National Women’s Conference, 9 & 10th March 2012, will be webcast live via the members' area of the RMT website.

Any RMT member wishing to watch should go to RMT's website and click on the members' area in the top menu bar on the home page.

Once there you will be prompted to enter a username (your membership number), and your password. Anyone who cannot remember their password should click on the 'register as new user' heading and follow the instructions.

Unions Oppose TfL Attempt to Divide Equalities

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the documentation on file regarding TfL’s proposal to divide its Equality and Inclusion team into two parts, one for staff issues and one for service delivery. We endorse the objections that staff side have raised to this proposal. We further believe that this division inaccurately implies a significant difference between equalities issues facing workers and those facing passengers, whereas workers and passengers share similar a interest in an accessible, non-discriminatory transport system.

RMT Makes International Women's Day Commitment to Tackling Sexism and Inequality

On International Women's Day, rail, maritime and transport union RMT is reaffirming its commitment to tackling sexism and inequality, and warning that the Government's plans for the railways could spell disaster for women passengers and workers.

International Women's Day began in 1911, as a day of protests in support of rights for working-class women. This year, it coincides with the Government's publication of its response to the McNulty report.