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February 2013 Regional Council Executive Report & Motions Passed

This report of the February RMT London Transport Regional Council meeting has notes from our Executive Member Janine Booth's report, and the motions passed at the meeting. For more information please use the links to relevant articles where they are provided or speak to your local rep. You can also contact us for more details.

RMT Young Members Camp London 19/10/12

RMT Young Members Camp

With Young members coming down to London from all over the UK for the TUC October the 20th demonstration- ‘A Future that Works’ the young members decided to set up a camp in the grounds of Maritime house, Clapham Common.

Young members are in the business of breaking down barriers which prevent young people getting involved in activities which are central to them. Our regional young member officers and your young member representatives on the national young members advisory committee had said that the biggest barrier to young member participating in the demo was the cost of accommodation in central London. So setting up a camp where young members could rock up, have a spot of dinner with like minded young people by a blazing camp fire and have a bed for the night for free made complete sense.

The legality of a 'general' strike, striking against the Condem Government

An interesting article from The Institute of Employment Rights on a topic which was much discussed at the Global Labour Institute Summer School 2012 which some RMT young members attended.

Days of Action:

"As the TUC opens its discussion for 2012, this IER Briefing from Keith Ewing and John Hendy argues that increased protest action against government austerity measures are defendable in Court with reference to the European Convention on Human Rights.

Young Members Education Course Uptake

The RMT young members AGM course took place in Torquay this year, we were able to accommodate approximately 10 young members and it was a very successful event. Report can be found here:

The London transport region was well represented, comprising about a half of the delegates on the course and from cleaner, driver, station assistant, station supervisor grades and also an excellent representation of ethnicities.

RMT Young Members AGM Educational Course

Circular No. NP/022/12

7th February 2012

To: All Branches & Regional Councils, Regional Organisers and Head Office Officers & Staff.

Dear Colleague

Young Members’ Annual General Meeting Education Course 2012

In recent years the Union has organised a Young Members Education Course to run in parallel with the Unions ‘Parliament’ the Annual General Meeting which has proved highly successful. This year the Annual General Meeting takes place in Torquay, and a similar education course for any of our young members to attend will be organised. To attend you should be a member of the RMT and aged 30 or less on the 23rd June 2012.

Young Members Cuban Lunch

To coincide with the most infamous social of the year the RMT Cuba Garden Party, RMT Young Members plan to make a real occasion of it.

Meeting at Maritime House- Clapham Common (SW4 OJW) at 11am on Wednesday the 20th of June where over a spot of a cuppa and some lunch we plan to discuss the issues which matter to you.

Come along and decide the events which are planned and events we should be planning.

All work, no play and all that lark means that once we’re done we’ll head out probably to a Cuban bar ending back at the Cuban Garden Party at Maritime house.

RMT Young Members have a Blast in Brussels

At the end of March RMT young members travelled to Brussels to take part in a rally for nationalisation and against privatisation on the first anniversary of the European Commission's Transport White Paper, which orders states to surrender transport networks to corporate interests

We brought along our handmade banner which we worked really hard creating from scratch. It took a lot of hard work especially as we had underestimated how long it would take. Young members met up at Martine House in Clapham Common the day before to design and create the banner. It was great laugh, we each did small shifts and were powered by liquid nourishment and fish & chips.

It was shorts and t-shirt weather in Brussels and after the rally we enjoyed the many things that Brussels had to offer.