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RMT to Fight 'Gay Cure' Organisations

RMT Council of Executives decision:

We note the item from the LGBT Advisory Committee and we instruct the General Secretary to:

  1. Support campaigns against anti-gay organisations that fraudulently and harmfully claim they are able to ‘cure’ homosexuality.
  2. Support and mobilise for appropriate protest actions on this issue to bring the fake business of ‘reparative therapy’ to an end.

RMT Defends Housing Benefit for Under-25s

Responding to a resolution from the LGBT Advisory Committee, RMT's Council of Executives has made this decision: We note that this is already Union policy and this horrendous attack on under 25s is part of this rotten Government's attacks on working people and noting that our LGBT members feel under further attack as many of them are trapped in circumstances where they are afraid to 'come out', which causes them more problems. The General Secretary is instructed to write to the TUC explaining our position and we are already campaigning with other groups eg.

RMT Signs Up To 'CLASP' LGBT Community Scheme

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow has signed up the RMT to a local community safety scheme, CLASP, to show that we are LGBT friendly.

The RMT Head Office in Camden now has a sticker on display in the window to demonstrate that the building is a 'safe place' for LGBT people should they need a place of refuge whilst near to the building.

RMT To Protest Outside Russian Embassy Over Violation Of LGBT Rights

On Tuesday 20th November 2012, RMT activists plan to stage a demonstration outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation, in protest at the violation of the rights of LGBT Russians.
We will meet-up at Notting Hill Gate Tube Station at 2:30pm and walk together to the Russian Embassy in Kensington Palace Gardens where we will stage our demo and deliver the RMT protest letter below.

To The Embassy of The Russian Federation

VIOLATION OF RIGHTS OF LGBT RUSSIANS

LGBT History Month Pre Launch

LGBT History month takes place each February. This pre launch event may be of interest to RMT members, family and friends.

A whole day celebrating the life of Alan Turing and investigating the role of maths, science and engineering
in the past, the present and the future.

OBJECTIVES

  • To raise the profile of Alan Turing
  • To raise the profile of LGBT people in science, maths and engineering
  • To increase the profile of LGBT people in education

The morning will have educational and LGBT related activities for schools.

RMT LGBT Newsletter 'Standing Proud' autumn 2012

The latest edition of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender newsletter 'Standing Proud' is now available.

It has stories on recent meetings and events including our successful demonstration at the Zimbabwe embassy against anti - gay activities carried out by the Zimbabwean government, and also the motions passed at the recent LGBT Advisory committee.

Urgent Action Needed As Ukraine Pushes Through Anti Gay Bill

The Ukrainian parliament could give final approval as soon as next week to an anti-gay law (8711) that aims to make LGBT people invisible. As the anti-gay lawmakers pushing this bill planned, there is little time for International rights activists to counter and take action to stop the bill.

We must act fast.

E-mail William Hague, The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and urge him to act without delay and make an urgent public statement on his position.

Letter to William Hague

RMT To Protest Against Violation Of LGBT Rights By Zimbabwean Government

The RMT is to hold a demonstration outside the Zimbabwean Embassy on Sunday 7th of October in response to ongoing violation of LGBt rights by the Zimbabwean government. We will also be handing in a protest letter which has been signed by General Secretary Bob Crow and 43 other RMT members.

If you are an RMT member and wish to have your name added please contact us

The protest letter, below, was written by the RMT's London Transport Region LGBT Officer.

Executive Equalities Report To London Transport Regional Council September 2012

From London Transport Region's Executive Member Janine Booth

TRAINING COURSES

RMT is running weekend courses at the Doncaster National Education Centre, as follows:
Women's training, 16-18 November and again in 2013
Black & Ethnic Minority training: early 2013
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender training: mid 2013
The union also plans a week-long Equality At Work course.

RMT has developed a two-day Disability Awareness course, which will be offered to regions.

WOMEN