Written in support of the current North Sea strike ...
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.
... with a nod to W.H.Auden's The Night Train ...
Meeting in Sofia to keep up the fight for women workers' rights across the continent.
Due to impending surgery, this event has been postponed. Watch this space for rescheduled date!
Janine tutors this week-long course, which takes place in Glasgow and is free to RMT reps and members to attend.
For more information and to register, email Janet Cassidy.
Election of co-Chair: Sean McGovern, the Disabled Workers' representative on TUC General Council, chairs the Committee. I was re-elected unopposed as co-Chair for another year.
Action on Resolutions from Disabled Workers Conference
POSTPONED - the event will go ahead with different speakers.
Janine will be giving a presentation about disabled people's access to public transport at the South West Unite the Union Disabled Members’ Seminar at the Regional Office at Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AY. The seminar will be open to all SW Unite Reps and disabled members.
I am a railway woman, love my job
I take you there and back, I take your fare
Sometimes behind the scenes, sometimes you’ll see me
I fix the track or operate the signal
I clean the station, guard or drive the train
And when you need me, here I am to help.
On 19 May 2016, TUC Disabled Workers' Conference hosted the Labour Party's Disability Equality Roadshow. Shadow Minister for Disabled People Debbie Abrahams introduced herself and the roadshow's aims, then listened as delegates told her what we want. Various policy areas were discussed, with an introduction from a member of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee and contributions from delegates.