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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.    

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

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 26/03/2022 - 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 Thu, 24/03/2022 - 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.

TUC Disabled Workers Committee, 16 December 2021

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 11/02/2022 - 13:22

- report by Janine Booth, RMT nominee on the Committee

Flexible working and reasonable adjustments

The TUC has been advocating what it calls ‘flexible working as a reasonable adjustment’ for disabled workers. What it means by this is the right of disabled workers to work from home or another location, with hours that suit our access needs.