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RMT Disabled Members

Janine is the founding Chair of transport trade union RMT's Disabled Members' Advisory Committee.

This section of the site includes information about the campaigns and issues that RMT disabled members are taking up. You may also like to check out the disabled members section of RMT's website and the disabled members' section of the RMT London Calling website.    

Report, TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee, 17 April 2018

Submitted by Janine on 17 April 2018 at 22:05

1. TUC Disabled Workers' Conference, 24-25 May, Bournemouth

  • Motions - The Committee agreed to to support all motions and amendments, except:
    • Unison's amendment to Unite's motion on Universal Credit (oppose) - the motion opposes UC; the amendment wants to change this to reforming it
    • POA's motion on mental health discrimination (oppose) - the Committee can not support the Time To Change campaign, as it is run by Mind, which collaborates with the DWP
    • Community's motion on sustainable supported employment (decision deferred) - the motion proposes promoting a particular company as 'best practice' for the employment of disabled people - we need more information before endorsing this

Report, TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee, 20 March 2018

Submitted by Janine on 27 March 2018 at 14:17


Venue accessibility: We noted our success in getting the TUC to change the conference location to an accessible venue. We looked at the detailed access statement for the venue, and I asked that a relaxation space be allocated for the use of conference attendees.

Report: RMT Disabled Members' Advisory Committee, 13 September

Submitted by Janine on 15 September 2017 at 09:10

RMT's Disabled Members' Advisory Committee met for the second time on Wednesday 13 September.


1. Committee membership

We welcomed new members to the Committee, and completed the election of our Liaison (conference arrangements) Committee.


2. Guest speaker: Transport for All

Report: RMT Disabled Members' Conference

Submitted by Janine on 29 March 2017 at 10:12

Yesterday saw RMT's first ever Disabled Members' Conference, held in London.

Although quite small (9 delegates, plus union officials), the important thing was that it took place at all, especially as rank-and-file members had pushed for its creation against the wishes of the union's national leadership. Now it is established, it will grow from year to year, as the union's other equalities conferences have done.