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!

Report: ETF Women's Conference 2017

RMT's delegation to the European Transport workers' Federation Women's Conference comprised Mary Jane Herbison, Michelle Rodgers, Lorna Tooley and Janine Booth. The conference was, unfortunately, squeezed into a short time on a single day. It still managed to do its business and hear some interesting and relevant contributions.

Report on the ETF Women's Committee's work 2013-17

Report to ETF Women's Conference 2017: Violence Against Women Transport Workers - It's Not Part of the Job!

This is the report I gave to ETF Women's Conference about the previous four years campaigning against violence against women ...

The 2013 ETF Women's Conference decided that opposing violenece against women transport workers would be one of its priorities for the next four years.

Union blog - Autism: raising awareness and winning acceptance

I wrote this blog for the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), which published it on 3 April 2017.

At the start of Autism Awareness Month, campaigner Janine Booth says autistic people's involvement in our trade unions is essential to winning acceptance and raising awareness.

Do you have any autistic workmates? Perhaps you do. Perhaps you do but you don’t realise it. Perhaps you are autistic yourself. Maybe you have an autistic dependant – child or adult – or you know a workmate who does.

Know Your Rights

This is a public service announcement
With Poets on the Picket Line
Know your rights
All three of them

Number one
You have the right to strike
Withdrawing your labour is a fundamental principle
So long as you get not just a majority in a ballot
But a 50% turnout and a 40% threshold
This right is brought to you by a government
elected by 24% of the electorate

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