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.
A three-day course for new RMT reps - or activists considering becoming reps.
Disabled Workers’ Conference decisions
We considered how to best carry out the decisions of the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference. We agreed that the most effective way to do this was by establishing working groups on various policy areas. Committee members volunteered to convene groups, and a circular will be sent out asking other Committee members to volunteer to join these groups.
When workers leave their homes to graft
by muscle or by brain
The least they need is safety from
the dangers and the strain
So those who wave their loved ones off
can wave them home again
Flowers will lie beside the line
where working people fell
For those who keep our railways safe -
they must be safe as well
Following on from the week-long course earlier this year, new reps get together for a follow-up week's training.
Janine will be tutoring this week-long residential course at the union's National Education Centre in Doncaster.
If you are an RMT member and would like to attend, please contact your branch secretary.
In July, I spoke at an event organised by Islington Labour Party women’s forum, called ‘Keeping women and girls safe in Islington’. There were various speakers from community organisations, the council and the police, plus workshops on domestic abuse, sexual harassment, hate crime, gangs and bullying. My job was to speak about harassment and violence against women on public transport.