Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

Trade unions

Workers' self-defence starts with getting unionised at work. This section includes material on the trade union struggles and issues I am involved in and/or urge you to support!

Ealing TUC International Women's Day extravaganza

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 20/02/2021 - 15:59
Event Date
Monday, 8th of March '21 to Monday, 8th of March '21

Free. Click here to register.

Ealing Trades Union Council is delighted to once again present a celebration of International Womens Day on March 8th. It's even more relevant than usual - women have been carrying the brunt of the crisis while their work and leadership has been under-recognised.

Reading TUC: Covid-19 and the Arts

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 05/02/2021 - 10:03
Event Date
Thursday, 11th of February '21 to Thursday, 11th of February '21

Janine rants about Poets versus Covid and Cuts.



The annual 'Heart Unions' event this years sees a focus on the perilous state of the arts during the COVID19 pandemic.

For 'COVID19 and the Arts' we are joined by:


< Nicole Johnson (Musicians' Union), Musician;


< John Oversby (UCU), Musician;


Talking about Neurodiversity at Southampton Unite Community

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 17:44
Event Date
Thursday, 3rd of December '20 to Thursday, 3rd of December '20

3rd December is the  UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

We have Janine Booth talking to us about neurodiversity.

Janine is an author, a poet and is a socialist trade unionist and tutor for rights of people with disabilities.




RMT Neurodiversity in the Workplace training (online)

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 20:21
Event Date
Monday, 2nd of November '20 to Tuesday, 3rd of November '20

Janine will be running this two-day onine course, training RMT reps, officials and activists in campaigning for neurodiversity-friendly workplaces and defending neurodivergent members against discrimination.


This course will also run on 23 and 24 November.