The last issue of RMT News contained a useful pull-out on the historic 1919 railway strike. It captured some of the excitement of the action and its success in beating back pay cuts. The strikers and their supporters are heroes of our history and deserve to be remembered and honoured.
I will be convening the committee’s accessible transport working group, which will also include Elane Heffernan (UCU), Colleen Johnson (NEU) and Austin Harney (PCS).
We already have a campaign plan, which will now be updated.
The Committee agreed to support RMT DMAC’s day of action against London Overground ticket office cuts on 1 November.
Call centre working is a danger to your mental health.
Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, high blood pressure, sleeping problems and even suicidal thoughts are common among call centre workers.
More than 4 in 5 respondents to a Unison survey said that work made them stressed.
In another survey [Mind], when asked how workplace stress affected them:
Thirty-five years ago, I was sexually assaulted at a gig. I never told anyone. But over the last few years, some stuff has prompted me to finally address it - by writing this poem.
Standing by the ticket table,
flogging run-off, stapled zines
Hold as much as I am able,
twenty pences in my jeans
Venue: The Green Room’, Salisbury Gardens, Dudley Rd, Ventnor P038 8 1EJ.
The Isle of Wight Labour Party welcomes Janine Booth, who will be discussing Labour’s Autism and Neurodivergent Manifesto at an event that is open to the public as well as Labour Party members.
At its launch in February 2019, Janine stated that this Manifesto would be,
Venue: Woolwich Central Library, SE18 6HQ
How do people respond when you tell them you have breast cancer? Janine Booth's poem considers some common reactions.
Performed at The NHS vs The Big C, organised by Hackney Keep Our NHS Public and Hackney South and Shoreditch Labour Party, 17 October 2019
Janine Booth performs Telling Time, a poem about the marks that life has left on her body. the event took place in Hackney, hosted by the local Constituency Labour Party, to help build the campaign to save the NHS.