Women

Still a minority in a tradtionally male-dominated industry, RMT women are organising against sexism and for our issues to be heard

United We Stand! Women And The British Trade Union Movement

This course looks at the history of women in Britain organising in workplaces and communities for a
better life. Starting with the early beginnings of women’s self - organisation and continuing to the 21st century, we will consider major themes and whether women’s role in the labour movement has been ‘hidden from history’.

Tutor: Liz Leicester
Date: 6 consecutive Tuesdays beginning 16th April 2013
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: WEA Learning Centre, 96 - 100 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4TP
Fee: £45 or free on proof of income related benefits
Course ID: C2416682

RMT Women's Conference 2013

From General Secretary Bob Crow

I am pleased to inform you that the 2013 National Women’s Conference will take place in Nottingham on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March 2013. The venue is The Ramada, Nottingham City Centre, 19-21 Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5FW.

Regional Council Meeting Report November 2012

This is a synopsis of the report given by the London Transport Region Executive Member Janine Booth to the London Transport Regional Council Meeting on 29th November 2012.

To get more details please try and attend your branch meeting or regional council - your rep should have more information too. Alternatively this site has lots of information and material for workplaces in the London Region.

LTRC RESOLUTIONS

PMAs

Women's Public Speaking Workshop

A one-day Public Speaking Workshop for RMT women will be taking place on Thursday 24th January 2013 in London.

This workshop will focus on developing public speaking, with particular emphasis on speaking out in union meetings, aiming to empower women to have a greater voice in the union. We will look at issues like why women sometimes find it difficult to speak in meetings, what techniques can help with confidence and effectiveness in public speaking and how to deal with challenges and interruptions.

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

RMT Reaffirms Composition of Women's Advisory Committee

That after reviewing the number of women members we recommend to the Council of Executives that in the elections for this committee whose tenure will start from1st January 2013 until 31st December 2015 there will be one delegate per 150 women per Regional Council Area with a maximum of 5 delegates per Regional Council Area.

Equality Advisory Committees – Basis Of Elections

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Advisory Committee

In the absence of statistics as to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender membership, we reaffirm the existing basis of election to this Advisory Committee as up to five delegates per Regional Council area. This is to be reviewed prior to the next election in 2015.

Branches, Regional Councils and current members of our National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Committee to be advised.

National Women’s Advisory Committee

Sindyanna Of Galilee Products Available From The RMT

Sindyanna is a women workers' cooperative in Galilee, Israel. Iyt is linked to the Workers' Advice Centre (WAC), a trade union project that unites Jewish and Arab workers and campaigns against the oppression of the Palestinian people.

The RMT's National Women's Conference, and our Annual general Meeting support the Sindyanna co-operative and we recommend members try out their products.