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

Equalities

Incite! LGBT+ poetry online

Submitted by Janine on 14 January 2023 at 18:18
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Janine is the feature poet at this month's instalment of Incite!

Incite! is London's oldest-running queer spoken word night - started in September 2010. The night is currently on Zoom, free to attend, and is run by charity forum+ and hosted by performance poet Hannah Chutzpah.

Watch this space for the Zoom link.

 

RMT Women's Course

Submitted by Janine on 30 November 2022 at 19:11
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Venue: RMT National Education Centre, Doncaster

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

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.

TUC Disabled Workers statement on Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and Elections Bill

Submitted by Janine on 26 March 2022 at 10:40

TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee strongly opposes the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

The Bill includes new duties which oblige public services to share service users’ information with the police, which is an unacceptable shift away from a public health approach to an authoritarian approach, which will erode trust between public services and disabled people.

TUC Disabled Workers Condemn P&O Sackings

Submitted by Janine on 24 March 2022 at 15:13

The TUC's Disabled Members' Committee has made this statement: Accessible public transport is essential for disabled people to participate in society on an equal and independent basis. To be genuinely accessible, public transport must be adequately staffed by workers with decent standards of training, pay, conditions and security of employment.

Provocation

Submitted by Janine on 23 March 2022 at 10:30

She provoked him.
She said she was leaving him.
She’s been looking at other guys.

He had to show her.
She had to know
She isn’t a person in her own right,
She’s part of him.

She is the buffer between him and a hostile world.

Women Working Shifts

Submitted by Janine on 13 March 2022 at 19:23

At this year's TUC Women's Conference, one of the motions we debated was about working shifts, particularly women's safety on late shifts. This was my contribution to the debate.

You can watch the video of this speech here.

I'm Janine Booth, RMT, and I've worked on London Underground for over 25 years.

Disabled People for Free Trade Unions

Submitted by Janine on 10 March 2022 at 16:15
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Fringe meeting on anti-union laws at TUC Disabled Workers' Conference (which is held online) hosted by RMT and Free Our Unions

Chair: Sarah Woolley, General Secretary, Bakers' Union

Speakers:
Janine Booth, Secretary, RMT Disabled Members' Advisory Committee
John McDonnell MP