Disabled access to public transport
Protest at Oakwood station
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.
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.
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
Throughout this week, Janine and other RMT activists will be visiting workplaces and carrying out other activities to make London's disabled transport workers more aware of their rights - and of the importance of getting involved in the union to enforce those rights.
For more details, email Janine.
Janine will be tutoring this week-long course at the union's National Education Centre in Doncaster. The course is open to all RMT members, fully funded by the union.
If you would like to attend, please contact your branch secretary, or download an application form here.