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TOCS Promoting LGBT Champions

That the General Secretary is to ask the Regional Organisers;
1) where these positions exist,
2) the role and responsibilities of these ambassadors/champions on LGBT issues within the workplace and in the wider arena,
3) also what conflicts may arise from this with RMT elected reps.

That the name of the file be changed to “Employers Promoting LGBT Champions” and place the matter back in front of the Council of Executives by October 1st 2013.

Support For 'Gay Men Fighting Aids'

That we note the resolution from our LGBT Conference and support the important work of Gay Men Fighting AIDS. We agree to make a donation of £100. Noting that GMFA operates in England and Wales, we instruct the General Secretary to contact Gay Men’s Health in Glasgow asking for information about its work in Scotland. We agree to our Advisory Committee’s request to arrange for a deputation to meet GMFA. Further, we instruct the General Secretary to include an article in RMT News about HIV/AIDS and how it affects people of all sexualities and genders.

Thatcher's Legacy Of Homophobia

That the General Secretary is to obtain an article from a delegate/delegates of the LGBT Committee for the RMT News and ask other RMT LGBT members to put particular quotes together for the RMT News on Thatcher’s deplorable legacy on homophobia.

Read about the recent conference here.

Stop 'Pinkwashing' Employers

That the General Secretary is to write to Stonewall laying out our views that have been raised at the LGBT conference and invite them to address our LGBT Advisory Committee over these concerns.

The motion regarding Pinkwashing is below:

Stop Pinkwashing Employers

Submitted by Central Line East:

“This conference notes that:

1. Every year, Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, and bisexual charity, publishes its top 100 employer in Britain for LGB people, and employers clamber to appear on the list.

RMT To Attend More Pride Events This Year

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

Members of our LGBT Advisory Committee will be attending the following events:

Newcastle Pride – 20th July

Tolpuddle – 21st July

Brighton Pride – 3rd August

Sunderland Pride – 1st September

These family events are great fun and everyone is invited to join them to show support.

For any queries or just to say you wish to take part, please contact our Equal Opportunities Officer (j.webb [at]rmt.org.uk).

TUC LGBT Conference 2013 - RMT delegates report

Delegates to this year’s 2-day TUC lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Conference 2013 (27th/28th June) discussed a wide range of issues including homophobic hate crime, International LGBT rights, resisting the government’s austerity policy, solidarity for transgender workers, homophobia in sport, and young homeless LGBT people. The conference was well attended, with over 200 delegates. 4 RMT delegates attended the conference, plus a retired RMT member observer.

Both RMT motions sent to this year’s conference carried unanimous.

RMT At Pride London - Join Us?

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow


Our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Committee are taking part in the annual Pride march in London on Saturday 29 June. An invitation is extended to all RMT members, friends and family, whatever sexuality, to join them and show solidarity for LGBT rights across the world.

RMT London Calling Newsletter June 2013

In this edition of RMT London Calling are stories on:

  • We Will Resist Job Cuts - Fight For A Fully Funded Publicly Owned Underground
  • Defend Clara Osagiede
  • Mobile Supervisors and ICSAs Signal the Start of Post-Olympic Cuts - We Can and Will Defend Pay, Conditions & Job Security
  • Statement from RMT LT Region on Arson Attack against Islamic centre.
  • Lobby Against Taxi Deregulation
  • Tubelines Pension Dispute Continues
  • Save Whitechapel Ticket Office
  • Pride 2013
  • NSSN Conference

RMT LGBT Conference 2013 and Executive Report

Attached below is the conference agenda, slide show from the conference and minutes from 2012.

Conference report

This year’s conference was the first two day LGBT conference in its 15 year history. It was held in sunny Blackpool in a hotel on the promenade. From Skyping Ugandan gay rights activist Frank Mugisha, to our General Secretary Bob Crow telling us of his pride at marching alongside members at London Pride it was a conference to remember.

Bob Crow