Meeting of the European Transport Workers' Federation Women's Committee in Antwerp.
Public transport - publicly-owned and -accountable, democratically run by workers and passengers, affordable, accessible, safe, efficient, environmentally-friendly ... cor, that'd be good, wouldn't it?!
On 20 May 2014, I spoke at a meeting entitled 'Is It Time To Re-Nationalise UK PLC?' organised by Sussex Labour Representation Committee for the Brighton Fringe / PCS conference. The other speakers werre John McDonnell MP, Maria Exall and Andrew Fisher.
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.
Venue: The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB
Newly-elected RMT National President Michelle Rodgers invites you to join her at the Cock Tavern to raise money for our striking guards and to say thank you for all the support you have given her.
You can read a detailed report of this talk here.
Janine will be taking part in a panel discussing violence against women, focusing on sexual harassment at work and on public transport. She will then be facilitating a workshop.
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.
Venue: 10th Floor restaurant, London Underground Ltd HQ, 55 Broadway. Open to TfL / London Underground staff.
Janine will give a presentation about the social model of disability as applied to autism, and explain the role of the Trade Unions. (15:00-15:30)
After this and other speakers, Janine will take part in a panel Q&A session (15:30-16:00)
Join disabled people, railway trade unionists and supporters to hand in a petition signed by thousands, demanding the right to turn up and go, to access railway services and travel in safety and comfort.
Expect some words from Janine!
Add your name to the petition here or download a printable version (attached).
In 2012, the End Violence Against Women coalition published a poll showing the extent of women's fear of travelling on London Transport. RMT issued a press release, including a quote from Janine, which you can read here.