That National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (UK). I have been a member since 1997, and served on the union's national executive 2011-13.
Yesterday saw RMT's first ever Disabled Members' Conference, held in London.
Although quite small (9 delegates, plus union officials), the important thing was that it took place at all, especially as rank-and-file members had pushed for its creation against the wishes of the union's national leadership. Now it is established, it will grow from year to year, as the union's other equalities conferences have done.
pic: Committee co-Chairs, Sean McGovern and Janine Booth
We have set up campaign working groups to get more work done on key issues:
Click on the attached PowerPoint file to walk yourself through an explanation of the structure of RMT and how women members can raise issues and get involved.
Click the attached file to scroll through Janine's report on the work of the ETF Women's Committee. This report was presented to RMT Women's Conference on 4 March.
Janine tutors this week-long course for RMT reps and members.
If you would like to attend, please contact your branch secretary.
Janine will be tutoring this course, held in Birmingham.
RMT members wishing to attend: please contact your branch secretary.
Janine proposing a motion at RMT Women's Conference calling on the union to reaffirm its commitment to women's right to choose and access abortion, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act by ensuring that there is no return to the days of backstreet abortions. The motion was carried unanimously.