RMT conferences and other events - read about them and consider coming!
Submitted by admin on Wed, 30/05/2012 - 14:09
I am writing to advise members that following further talks at ACAS, a final proposal was tabled over Olympic Recognition and Reward for London Underground members. A meeting took place with 150 of your representatives at the end of last week to consult on this offer and the General Grades Committee has decided the following: -
Submitted by rmtplatform on Thu, 28/04/2011 - 23:05
Friday/Saturday, April 29/30
Conference is being broadcast live on the Internet from 9.30am to 5pm tomorrow (Friday) and 9.30am until lunchtime on Saturday. Proceedings will also be archived for six months and will be available online within a day or two of conference.
Submitted by johntube on Wed, 14/03/2012 - 02:29
As part of the ongoing campaign against the McNulty Report the RMT and its sister unions are organising a further campaigning day of action on Wednesday March 21, Budget Day.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Tue, 14/07/2009 - 10:49
These are my notes for a speech I made at RMT's AGM in support of a resolution calling on the union to run a national campaign against ticket office cuts and closures. The resolution was passed unanimously.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Tue, 06/01/2009 - 16:13
Meeting for RMT members:
Saturday 17 January, 11:00-14:00
Venue: RMT headquarters, 39 Chalton Street NW1 (nearest stations: Euston and King's Cross St. Pancras)
The Financial Crisis: How will the recession affect jobs, wages and pensions?
Jared Wood, RMT
Plus a speaker from the Wall Street Journal
Organised by the National Shop Stewards' Network
Submitted by rmtplatform on Mon, 05/01/2009 - 12:19
Here is information about RMT's forthcoming conferences for black and ethnic minority members, and for women members.
Compared with some other sections of the rail and transport industry, London Underground's stations and revenue workforce includes a relatively high number of women and is ethnically diverse. It would therefore be good if lots of members from our grades put themselves forward to be delegates.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Sun, 04/01/2009 - 13:42
RMT's national Black and Ethnic Minority Members' conference takes place on 16th/17th March 2009. London Transport Regional Council is hosting the 2009 conference, and invites branches or individual members to attend the conference and come to the planning meeting.
Planning meeting: Monday 5th January, 18:00, Bernie Grant Centre, Tottenham, London N15.
If you are interested in taking part, please ring or text Glenroy on 07956-133450.
Submitted by admin on Sat, 13/12/2008 - 16:15
Saturday January 10 2009, 11am - 3pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London NW1
Speakers: Brian Caton POA General Secretary Bob Crow RMT General Secretary Professor Mary Davis John McDonnell MP Mark Serwotka PCS General Secretary Chair John Leach RMT President
Open to all. Please register in advance at email@example.com, or write to RMT, Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD
Download a leaflet by clicking on the file name below.
SEMINAR FOR RMT REPS & ACTIVISTS
Tuesday 23rd September
15.30 – 18.00 Boardroom, Unity House
RMT’s battle to achieve acceptable pay and conditions for cleaners has highlighted difficult issues of immigration law. The bosses are using these extreme reactionary laws to exploit workers. In some cases they claim workers have no employment rights - even after years of work.
Submitted by Ross on Tue, 05/08/2008 - 20:27
On September 16th 2008, 1400, RMT head office, the Liason Commitee meeting of the National Station and Associated Grades Conference will take place. This meeting is to discuss progress of motions and conference. Whilest any voting can only take place by the elected commitee, visitors are most welcome to come and take part in the debate and share ideas.
Submitted by Ross on Tue, 05/08/2008 - 20:19
After senior managers' cull of Duty Revenue Control Managers and Admin, what next for Revenue Control Inspectors - a special meeting has been called by Ross Marshall, Health and Safety rep for BCV. All members invited to discuss the new set up, tactics, future plans and internal RMT plans for RCIs. Meeting will take place at 1400hrs at Unity House (RMT Head Office) on Friday 22 August. Special Guest Speaker is Steve Hedley, London Transport Regional Secretary.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Sun, 06/07/2008 - 08:15
I have already posted a couple of blog entries about particular debates at this year's RMT AGM. Here is a round-up of other discussions - all from a personal point of view, of course!
This is the first time I've been a delegate to RMT's AGM, but not being the shy, retiring type, I had a hatful of resolutions to propose, and something to say on several others.
Date and time: Friday 29 August, 9am-5pm
Venue: Somers Town Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, Camden [the same venue as regional council meetings].
This event has two aims: to improve organisation of industrial disputes drawing on past experiences; and to provide training to enhance RMT reps' and activists' skills. The regional council passed resolutions from branches asking for both of these things, so we expect branches to ensure that lots of reps, activists and members attend!
Submitted by rmtplatform on Sun, 29/06/2008 - 10:45
This resolution on Fighting The BNP was passed unanimously at last week's RMT Annual General Meeting.
This union believes that the fascist British National Party is fundamentally an anti-working-class party: it is also racist, anti-semitic, sexist and homophobic. Everything that the BNP stands for is against the interests of the labour and trade union movement.
We believe that two of the main factors that have enabled the BNP to grow are:
Submitted by rmtplatform on Sun, 29/06/2008 - 10:41
This policy on Israel / Palestine was passed by RMT's 2008 Annual General Meeting.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Sat, 28/06/2008 - 19:14
I was very pleased to propose this resolution at RMT's AGM. I had written it as a response to the collapse in Labour's vote in the May 1 local elections, when Boris Johnson won the London Mayor's job for the Tories and Labour Councillors around the country had to clear their desks in the Town Hall. My branch, Stratford no.1, discussed and agreed it, and thus it found its way to the union's AGM as an emergency resolution.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Sat, 28/06/2008 - 09:54
Delegates to RMT's Annual General Meeting last week unanimously agreed the following resolution, which had been submitted by the union's Stratford no.1 branch.
This union notes the disastrous results for the Labour Party in the May 1st elections. We believe that working class voters have deserted the Labour Party because it has abandoned working class people through its policies of cuts, privatisation, war and lining the pockets of the rich at the expense of the poor and low paid.
We are also appalled at the advances made by the fascist BNP in these elections.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Thu, 26/06/2008 - 23:26
This week, I have been out of London at RMT's Annual General Meeting in Nottingham. I am one of eight delegates from the union's London Transport region who met up with over 50 delegates from the rail, maritime and transport industries around the country to make the union's policies.
Over the next few days, i will post on this blog reports of what we discussed and decided. I'll report on my contributions to the deliberations - after all, since union members elected me to go and represent you, you are entitled to know what I got up to!
Submitted by rmtplatform on Thu, 26/06/2008 - 22:54
RMT's Annual General Meeting, a national gathering of delegates held in Nottingham this week, has passed a resolution demanding more rights for reserve staff. The resolution, which was submitted by the union's Women's Conference, is as follows:
This Conference believes that anti-social shifts and short notice duty changes are the bane of many rail and transport workers' lives. Reserve/cover/pool workers suffer particularly with being messed about by management and this makes life difficult for workers with caring responsibilities, most (but not all) or whom are women.