Women

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

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow Discusses George Galloway's Comments on 'Bad Sexual Ettiquette'

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow has been interviewed on LBC radio by James Whale. Bob Crow is asked in the interview what he thinks of MP George Galloway's recent remarks on the Assange sex offense allegations. In his own podcast Galloway said:

Executive Meeting Discuss Equalities Advisory Committee Resolutions

Several resolutions from equality advisory committees have been discussed by the RMT's Council of Executives at its Statutory Meetings, June 2012. These include:

  • Relationship With The United Nations
  • Rmt Representation At Btuc Lgbt Conference - Gender Quotas
  • Venues Of Rmt Lgbt National Advisory Committee Meetings
  • National Black And Ethnic Minority Members Adivsory Committee Deputy
  • Role Of Local Black And Ethnic Minority Secretary
  • Liaison Officer Post
  • Police Brutality And Deaths At The Hands Of The Police
  • Police Corruption
  • Black And Ethnic Minority Executives

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Equalities Resolutions: Executive Decisions

The RMT Council Of Exectives have made decisions on the following equalities resolutions:

  • No to hate crime
  • Merchandise for women
  • RMT National Lgbt Advisory Committee
  • Aviation Industry Forced Gay Flight Attendant Into A Sham Marriage
  • Campaign For Equal Marriage
  • Gay Cure Adverts On Tfl Buses
  • Women's refuges - domestic violence policy

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National Women's Advisory Committee Posters & Badges To Be Produced Nationally

We welcome and support the resolution from the National Women's Advisory Committee. We instruct the General Secretary to produce the two posters and the badges in sufficient quantities for use in workplaces nationally, and to distribute them to all branches, Regional Councils, Regional Organisers and Regional Offices.

The resolution referred to is from the National Women's Advisory Committee, asking for the posters and badges produced by LT Region to be produced nationally.

RMT Women's Lunch

Station staff, drivers, engineers, cleaners, admin, underground and overground, full-time and part-time, ... RMT women from all over London met to discuss issues and campaigning plans over lunch on 3rd May. The event was a big success, and will soon be followed by an East End women’s history walk and picnic on Saturday 23rd June. More information from women@rmtlondoncalling.org.uk, or find our RMT Women group on Facebook.

RMT Will Take All Necessary Action To Defend Sacked SA Dayna Nembhard

We note the report from our Regional Organiser on this shocking case. We are appalled that London Underground has seen fit to victimise and sack a member of staff who did nothing more than stand up for herself against a racist attack while she was off-duty.

We note that there is to be a Directors' Review of this case tomorrow, and give notice that should this not lead to Dayna’s reinstatement, this union will fight this injustice with all methods at our disposal.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:

Executive Report To Regional Council

From RMT London Transport Region Executive Janine Booth

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

  • LU service control – decision today
  • Cubic – ballot re pay (2.5%)/Olympics
  • Cleaners – Initial/ISS
  • Tube Lines – this week’s action – BW report
  • Thales – ballot put on today
  • Telent/Quinns – ballot decided, still being prepared
  • TfL Olympics – ballot decided, still being prepared
  • Time taken to prepare ballots – verbal report given