Election of co-Chair: Sean McGovern, the Disabled Workers' representative on TUC General Council, chairs the Committee. I was re-elected unopposed as co-Chair for another year.
Action on Resolutions from Disabled Workers Conference
POSTPONED - the event will go ahead with different speakers.
Janine will be giving a presentation about disabled people's access to public transport at the South West Unite the Union Disabled Members’ Seminar at the Regional Office at Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AY. The seminar will be open to all SW Unite Reps and disabled members.
I have been talking with Brussels transport workers and trade unionists in the aftermath of the 22 March Daesh bombings which killed 32 people and injured hundreds more. Amidst the news reporting and political demagogy, it is important that their voices are heard.
- The opening address stressed the importance of women workers organising in a male-dominated industry and the context of women's struggles in a time of austerity and terrorism.
- There was a minute’s silence for the victims of terror attacks.
- ATU (Romanian union federation) President expressed his support for women's representation in trade unions, describing this as a hard-fought battle that was yet to be fully won.
- Summary of ETF Women’s work over last few years: training, campaigns, organising women transport workers.
What is working life like for women (and men) on the Bucharest Metro? How does it compare to our situation on London Underground? In Bucharest with the ETF Women's Committee, I spoke with Metro workers and gathered some facts …
Updates on ongoing work
A poem in support of striking junior doctors, delivered on their picket line at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel on 10 February 2016.