1. TUC Disabled Workers' Conference, 24-25 May, Bournemouth
Disabled access to public transport
TUC DISABLED WORKERS’ CONFERENCE 2018
Venue accessibility: We noted our success in getting the TUC to change the conference location to an accessible venue. We looked at the detailed access statement for the venue, and I asked that a relaxation space be allocated for the use of conference attendees.
The fourth meeting of RMT's Disabled Members' Advisory Committee was the best-attended yet. The Committee continues to grow in size, and all members attended the meeting and contributed to our lively discussions.
The government's consultation on transport accessibility has extended its deadline to Wednesday 22 November. Anyone can submit their views.
Janine will be tutoring this week-long course at the union's National Education Centre in Doncaster. The course is open to all RMT members, fully funded by the union.
If you would like to attend, please contact your branch secretary, or download an application form here.
RMT's Disabled Members' Advisory Committee met for the second time on Wednesday 13 September.
1. Committee membership
We welcomed new members to the Committee, and completed the election of our Liaison (conference arrangements) Committee.
2. Guest speaker: Transport for All
At this year's RMT AGM, I spoke in favour of a resolution from the union's Disabled Members' Conference calling on the union to adopt the social model of disability. The resolution was passed unanimously. This is what I said.
Join disabled people, railway trade unionists and supporters to hand in a petition signed by thousands, demanding the right to turn up and go, to access railway services and travel in safety and comfort.
Expect some words from Janine!
Add your name to the petition here or download a printable version (attached).
Statement by the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee to TUC Disabled Workers' Conference, 18 May 2017:
There will be a general election on Thursday 8 June. Whatever the circumstances under which it was called, it is an opportunity for voters to either reaffirm or change the government.
Forthcoming TUC Disabled Workers' Conference, 18-19 May
The Committee agreed: