Janine will be performing some verse at the evening social event for delegates at RMT's Women's Conference in Wigan.
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!
Meeting in Brussels, the European Transport Workers' Federation Women's Committee will share information and reports from women trade unionists across Europe's countries and transport sectors, and agree on a publicity campaign to tackle violence against women transport workers - it's not part of the job!
Check back after the event for Janine's report.
On 11 October 2014, I was the guest speaker at the Disability Conference of the Communication Workers' Union (CWU), held in Leeds. I addressed the conference about Autism in the Workplace, and got great feedback from delegates!
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.
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.
I attended TUC Congress 2005 as an RMT delegate - and blogged! Here are the links to my posts:
I will be running a workshop on Autism in the Workplace at the NASUWT South East Regional Conference at the Oxford Hotel, Oxvford.
Press release from Hackney Trade Union Council, 6 January 2004
London Underground has revealed that when the East London Line is extended into Hackney, it will not be a Tube line, but a privatised, mainline service.