Tuesday 25 November 2014 was the annual, international Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. RMT women held an event in London with speakers including a Kurdish campaigner, Unison women's committee chair, the International Transport Workers' Federation and the RMT National President. Around fifty people attended the event, and I was elased to be able to contribute by performing three of my poems on the theme of violence against women.
KURDISH FOOD - LIVE MUSIC - STAND-UP - POETRY
Institute of Education Bar - 21 November at 7pm - £5 entry - all proceeds to International Federation of Iraqi Refugees
On 21 November, join the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees at the Institute of Education Bar for a fundraiser to raise money to support Kurdish refugees fleeing ISIS, sectarian gangs and war in the Middle East.
Myleene Klass and Griff Rhys Jones
Like living in enormous homes
But Griff Rhys Jones and Myleene Klass
Don't want to pay a mansion tax
If Labour wins they'll emigrate
They've helped me to at last locate
A decent reason to vote Labour -
Feck off and do us all a favour
One of Peter Pinkney's first decisions when he became RMT National President in 2013 was to ban members of the national executive (which included me at the time) from swearing in meetings ...
When Pinkney won the President
We knew he would be daring
We weren't expecting this one though -
He banned us fucking swearing!
I will be "giving evidence" about the disastrous Public-Private Partnership on London Underground at this conference, and selling copies of my book Plundering London Underground: private capital and public service 1997-2010
For more information about the event, click here.
Brooks Newmark's second sexting strand
Was unwise, on reflection
He no longer has the balls to stand
In next year's general erection
I attended TUC Congress 2005 as an RMT delegate - and blogged! Here are the links to my posts:
New words for The Clash classic, 'Garageland':
Backing the Farage with my bullshit detector
Winning an election with a Tory defector
We hate politicians but we're worse than the rest
Keep quiet about our policy to destroy the NHS
We're a Farage band - ah-ah-ah
We come from Farageland - ah-ah-ah
Seize the day, Theresa May,
Lock extremist scum away
While you're there, inspect the cell
And lock yourself inside as well