Past Regional Council meetings

Minutes and reports from past meetings of RMT's London Transport Regional Council.

Resolutions Carried At London Transport Regional Meeting October 2012

These resolutions were passed at the October London Transport Regional Council Meeting.

Right to elect workplace representatives - Jubilee South Branch
This branch is disgusted with the attacks being made by management and the devious methods they are using to try not to recognise our rep for Stratford/North Greenwich depots.
Jason Moriarty, elected for this position by members of the branch, has refused to be recognised by LUL, despite him previously being the rep, and having had full recognition.

Executive Report To London Transport Regional Council October 2012

Each month our Executive Council Member Janine Booth reports to the Regional Council. This report as a synopsis and the full 'EC decisions' can be read here.

We've added some links to the report to explain some of the topics covered in more detail.

Remember branch meetings and the regional meeting are open to all members - this is where you can get involved and make a change in your union.

EC Report


Resolutions Carried At London Transport Regional Meeting September 2012

Arrest of RMT Assistant General Secretary Steve Hedley
This Region condemns the outrageous treatment by the police of Brother Hedley on the picket line at Kings Cfross over the cleaners strike.
The state oppression and abuse of our members human rights is intolerable. The attacks on working class rights has gone too far and we need to fight back.
We therefore ask the GGC to support a complaint and legal action against the police and to publicise this gross injustice

Repealing the 'Social Care Act'
This region notes:

Executive Report To London Transport Regional Council September 2012

From London Transport Region's Executive Member Janine Booth

The agreed spheres of influence are attached on a separate sheet.

Council of Executives decision, 4 September:

We note the report from our Regional Organiser regarding spheres of influence of branches within London Transport region. We endorse the report and instruct the General Secretary to ensure its implementation.

London Transport Regional Council Meeting Synopsis, Motions & Reports

Updated with Regional Organiser Steve Hedleys' Report & Motions.

Synopsis from RMT LTRC President Vaughan Thomas

We had excellent contributions from the C of E member Janine Booth and the RO Steve Hedley. We also had a guest speaker who talked about the National Shop Stewards Network and the upcoming conference on June 9th in London.

Conduct Of Members At Regional Council Meetings

A letter from the LTRC President Vaughan Thomas, also signed by Secretary John Reid and Treasurer Ross Marshall

A number of members have expressed concern at the general tone of the Regional Meetings over recent months. The Regional Officers share this concern and pledge to do all we can to develop a culture of comradeship and inclusiveness. In this way we hope we can encourage members, old and new, to come along to these meetings and express their opinions without fear of intimidation.

Regional Council Resolution: The Importance Of Agreements

Submitted by Piccadilly and District West branch

We note that once again management have held private talks with another union concerning our train operator members. The RMT opposes their intention to introduce temporary arrangements for the Olympics outside of trains Framework Agreements and the P.T.O.A. particularly the intention to extend the 8 hour day at weekends which sets a dangerous precedent.

London Transport Region Motion Agreed - Justice for Christopher Alder Campaign

This Branch/Region notes:
Christopher Alder, a former paratrooper, died in police custody in 1998. Christopher Alder choked to death on the floor of a police station in Hull where the CCTV recorded officers chatting and saying that Christopher was faking illness. They also appear to be making monkey noises at him and laughing.

London Transport Region Motion Agreed: Reparation Campaign 2012

That the London Transport Regional Council BEM, joins up with organisations and individual such as the Haiti First Haiti Now Reparation Campaign, Global Afrikan Congressuk, Pan Afrikan Society Community Forum, MPs and others interested in Reparation campaigning in 2012.

The 2012 campaign should have a number of mini conference leading up to the Annual Reparation Conference on Thursday the 23rd August.

These should be held on the following dates:-

1)Saturday 28th April at the TUC Black Workers Conference
2)Saturday 26th May Afrikan Liberation day

Resolution:Election of Functional Reps - submitted by Stratford No 1 Branch

The following resolution submitted by Stratford No 1 Branch fell 9 votes to 4 at the October 27th Regional Council meeting.

This Region reaffirms its support for the policy of functional and tier two reps returning to the workplace after a three year term in office.
This Region also supports the ability of functional reps to stand down from the level 1 position if they so choose.
However this Region believes that it is unfair that candidates for functional council have to be local reps in order to be eligible.