Women

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

RMT Women's Lunch

The Women's Lunch will be held on Thursday 3rd May between 12 and 5pm in the upstairs function room at the Theodore Bullfrog,

The address is 26-30 John Adam Street (off Villiers street), WC2N 6HL.

Nearest stations are Charing Cross and Embankment.

It would be great to see as many RMT women there as possible, and please feel free to either drop in for a bite to eat or stay all afternoon.

If you haven't already done so, please RSVP to women@rmtlondoncalling.org.uk

RMT Women's Conference 2012

This year’s RMT National Women’s Conference, 9 & 10th March 2012, will be webcast live via the members' area of the RMT website.

Any RMT member wishing to watch should go to RMT's website and click on the members' area in the top menu bar on the home page.

Once there you will be prompted to enter a username (your membership number), and your password. Anyone who cannot remember their password should click on the 'register as new user' heading and follow the instructions.

Unions Oppose TfL Attempt to Divide Equalities

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the documentation on file regarding TfL’s proposal to divide its Equality and Inclusion team into two parts, one for staff issues and one for service delivery. We endorse the objections that staff side have raised to this proposal. We further believe that this division inaccurately implies a significant difference between equalities issues facing workers and those facing passengers, whereas workers and passengers share similar a interest in an accessible, non-discriminatory transport system.

RMT Makes International Women's Day Commitment to Tackling Sexism and Inequality

On International Women's Day, rail, maritime and transport union RMT is reaffirming its commitment to tackling sexism and inequality, and warning that the Government's plans for the railways could spell disaster for women passengers and workers.

International Women's Day began in 1911, as a day of protests in support of rights for working-class women. This year, it coincides with the Government's publication of its response to the McNulty report.

RMT Demands Support for Domestic Violence Victims

RMT Council of Executives decision:

We note the domestic violence policy on file from ‘One’. While it is positive that this company has a policy on this issue, and it has some good content, a model policy would include several improvements. In particular, a model policy would include specific commitments that:

  • there will be no action under MFA/Attendance policies against staff absent due to domestic violence
  • special leave for escaping domestic violence should be paid

RMT Demands Employers Adopt Domestic Violence Policy

We note the domestic violence policy on file from ‘One’. While it is positive that this company has a policy on this issue, and it has some good content, a model policy would include several improvements. In particular, a model policy would include specific commitments that:

  • there will be no action under MFA/Attendance policies against staff absent due to domestic violence
  • special leave for escaping domestic violence should be paid
  • paid special leave should also be given for appointments etc, and that this is preferable to rearrangement of shifts