Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

RMT

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.

Be Reasonable

Submitted by Janine on 14 December 2022 at 08:22

We'd like you to strike
when it doesn't disrupt us
when it won't interrupt us
going about our daily life

We'd like you to strike
when it won't cause strife
when no-one will notice
Please don't misquote us

Of course we support you
we don't want to thwart you
just asking for some consideration
Don't get ideas above your station

RMT Workplace Reps training

Submitted by Janine on 30 November 2022 at 19:02
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Venue: RMT National Education Centre, Doncaster

New RMT reps can register for this initial (stage 1 part 1) course via their branch or the members' section of the union's website.

Cancer in the Workplace training, RMT

Submitted by Janine on 30 November 2022 at 18:54
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Venue: RMT National Education Centre, Doncaster

RMT reps and activists can register for this course via their branch or the members' section of the union's website.

RMT Branch Officials 2 training

Submitted by Janine on 30 November 2022 at 18:49
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Venue: RMT National Education Centre, Doncaster.

RMT branch officers who have already completed the Branch Officials 1 course may apply for this course via the members' section of the union's website.

Labour International

Submitted by Janine on 30 November 2022 at 10:18
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Janine will be the guest speaker at this (online, unfortunately!) meeting of the Labour International branch, about RMT strikes, neurodiversity and poetry!

Disabled People for Free Trade Unions: TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference Fringe Meeting 2022

Submitted by Janine on 18 November 2022 at 19:30

These are the opening speeches from this event, held on Zoom on Tuesday 22 March 2022.


Sarah Woolley (General Secretary, Bakers’, Food and Allied Workers’ Union): Welcome to the joint RMT and Free Our Unions TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference fringe meeting.

End of the Line

Submitted by Janine on 01 September 2022 at 17:11

Walk down locked and empty streets alone,
arrive for start of shift, it's bear-the-brunt time
to serve some others' families not your own
Going from the home front to the frontline

Frozen pay, now tiny, ice-cold 'offers', 
red-bordered bills alert approaching deadline
The firing line ignites key workers' coffers
Going from the frontline to the breadline

Summertime

Submitted by Janine on 13 July 2022 at 15:58

after Gershwin's song from Porgy and Bess

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Summertime 

and the cost of livin' ain't easy

Bills are jumpin'

and prices are high

Oh, the bosses are rich

and the workers are strugglin'

But hush, little baby

don't you cry

 

One of these mornin's,

you're going to wake up strikin'

RMT Communications course

Submitted by Janine on 08 July 2022 at 17:43
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Venue: Bob Crow National Education Centre, Doncaster (residential).

Details from your branch secretary.