Janine Booth speaking at a meeting on Public Transit Struggles in London and Toronto in August 2015. The meeting was organised by the Socialist Project and also included speakers from Toronto-based campaigns for better public transport.
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.
1. Protesting against attacks on disabled people. The Tories are intensifying their assault on disabled people's rights, particularly access to benefits. I will be circulating information about protests and other events in and around London. Please look out for these and encourage members to take part.
When: Sunday, August 9th, 1pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto, Canada
Sponsored by Centre for Social Justice, Free Transit Toronto Campaign and Socialist Project.
Written in support of RMT's campaign to stop the (SNP) Scottish government privatising the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services:
Our Cally Mac's for sale
Public service coffin's nail
We'll nae let fares go skywards
Piranhas 'neath the waves
Lurk hungry in the caves
We've seen your profit figures
- Gold diggers!
RMT's Annual General Meeting, held in Newcastle 21-25 June 2015, passed the following resolution unanimously. It was submitted by Central Line East branch and proposed by delegate Janine Booth, who is also a sessional tutor at WEA London and a Unite member.
RMT's National President and poetry lover Peter Pinkney gives an insightful and positive review to Janine's book of verse.
Click on the pic to read it.
Oh ticket office, ticket office, why
Is your fair window really gone for good?
However much I touch or hard I try
The robot can not serve me like you could
If you had closed 'cause I don't have to pay
If transport were a public service, free
I'd no more need to use you anyway
Or miss your glazed familiarity
But still the faceless charge a fortune fare