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.
On 19 May 2016, TUC Disabled Workers' Conference hosted the Labour Party's Disability Equality Roadshow. Shadow Minister for Disabled People Debbie Abrahams introduced herself and the roadshow's aims, then listened as delegates told her what we want. Various policy areas were discussed, with an introduction from a member of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee and contributions from delegates.
At RMT's 2015 AGM, I proposed an appeal, the effect of which would be to start the process of creating a Disabled Members' Advisory Committee. These are my speech notes. The appeal was passed.
Updates on ongoing work
Protest at Oakwood station
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.
UPDATE ON PREVIOUS ISSUES