Long before ‘Black Friday’ became the name for the first day of the Christmas shopping season, it was the name that the labour movement gave to the day on which trade union leaders inflicted a defeat on their own movement. It happened exactly one hundred years ago, on 15 April 1921.
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.
Janine is among the speakers as RMT's London Transport Region hosts a panel focusing on women’s health and safety in the workplace, for International Workers Memorial Day.
Broadcasting live on RMT London Transport Region's channel — specific meeting details for members to follow
- a conversation about women workers' health and safety, with:
Janine will be tutoring this course at the RMT's national education centre in Doncaster.
If you are an RMT member and would like to attend, please contact your branch secretary or register via the union's website.
Janine is tutoring this week-long course for RMT members at the union's National Education Centre in Doncaster.
This is what Janine said in the debate about Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Workers at the TUC Disabled Workers' Conference on 11 March 2021.
I’ll start with what might be a provocative statement:
Reasonable adjustments for individual workers are Plan B. Plan A is an accessible workplace.
This is the text of my contribution to the debate at TUC Disabled Workers' Conference on 10 March 2019.
Hi. I'm Janine Booth, representing RMT. Our members work in the rail, road transport, shipping and offshore energy industries.
This story of colour bars in the UK railway and bus industries begins after the Second World War, when Britain had a labour shortage and people moved to Britain in increasing numbers from Caribbean countries and elsewhere.
NUR Opposes Racism
This article was published in RMT News, September 2020.
By Janine Booth, Chair of RMT National Disabled Members’ Advisory Committee
One hundred years ago, two hundred and fifty blind people from across the UK marched from Newport, Manchester and Leeds to London in protest at poverty and poor working conditions.
Janine speaks to an online audience of rail workers about the fight against job cuts.
Fellow RMT activist John Pencott also speaks.