Women

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

Women's Public Speaking Workshop

A one-day Public Speaking Workshop for RMT women will be taking place on Thursday 24th January 2013 in London.

This workshop will focus on developing public speaking, with particular emphasis on speaking out in union meetings, aiming to empower women to have a greater voice in the union. We will look at issues like why women sometimes find it difficult to speak in meetings, what techniques can help with confidence and effectiveness in public speaking and how to deal with challenges and interruptions.

Executive Equalities Report To London Transport Regional Council September 2012

From London Transport Region's Executive Member Janine Booth

TRAINING COURSES

RMT is running weekend courses at the Doncaster National Education Centre, as follows:
Women's training, 16-18 November and again in 2013
Black & Ethnic Minority training: early 2013
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender training: mid 2013
The union also plans a week-long Equality At Work course.

RMT has developed a two-day Disability Awareness course, which will be offered to regions.

WOMEN

RMT Reaffirms Composition of Women's Advisory Committee

That after reviewing the number of women members we recommend to the Council of Executives that in the elections for this committee whose tenure will start from1st January 2013 until 31st December 2015 there will be one delegate per 150 women per Regional Council Area with a maximum of 5 delegates per Regional Council Area.

Equality Advisory Committees – Basis Of Elections

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Advisory Committee

In the absence of statistics as to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender membership, we reaffirm the existing basis of election to this Advisory Committee as up to five delegates per Regional Council area. This is to be reviewed prior to the next election in 2015.

Branches, Regional Councils and current members of our National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Committee to be advised.

National Women’s Advisory Committee

Sindyanna Of Galilee Products Available From The RMT

Sindyanna is a women workers' cooperative in Galilee, Israel. Iyt is linked to the Workers' Advice Centre (WAC), a trade union project that unites Jewish and Arab workers and campaigns against the oppression of the Palestinian people.

The RMT's National Women's Conference, and our Annual general Meeting support the Sindyanna co-operative and we recommend members try out their products.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow Discusses George Galloway's Comments on 'Bad Sexual Ettiquette'

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow has been interviewed on LBC radio by James Whale. Bob Crow is asked in the interview what he thinks of MP George Galloway's recent remarks on the Assange sex offense allegations. In his own podcast Galloway said:

Executive Meeting Discuss Equalities Advisory Committee Resolutions

Several resolutions from equality advisory committees have been discussed by the RMT's Council of Executives at its Statutory Meetings, June 2012. These include:

  • Relationship With The United Nations
  • Rmt Representation At Btuc Lgbt Conference - Gender Quotas
  • Venues Of Rmt Lgbt National Advisory Committee Meetings
  • National Black And Ethnic Minority Members Adivsory Committee Deputy
  • Role Of Local Black And Ethnic Minority Secretary
  • Liaison Officer Post
  • Police Brutality And Deaths At The Hands Of The Police
  • Police Corruption
  • Black And Ethnic Minority Executives

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Equalities Resolutions: Executive Decisions

The RMT Council Of Exectives have made decisions on the following equalities resolutions:

  • No to hate crime
  • Merchandise for women
  • RMT National Lgbt Advisory Committee
  • Aviation Industry Forced Gay Flight Attendant Into A Sham Marriage
  • Campaign For Equal Marriage
  • Gay Cure Adverts On Tfl Buses
  • Women's refuges - domestic violence policy

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