Tuesday 25 November 2014 was the annual, international Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. RMT women held an event in London with speakers including a Kurdish campaigner, Unison women's committee chair, the International Transport Workers' Federation and the RMT National President. Around fifty people attended the event, and I was elased to be able to contribute by performing three of my poems on the theme of violence against women.
That National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (UK). I have been a member since 1997, and served on the union's national executive 2011-13.
One of Peter Pinkney's first decisions when he became RMT National President in 2013 was to ban members of the national executive (which included me at the time) from swearing in meetings ...
When Pinkney won the President
We knew he would be daring
We weren't expecting this one though -
He banned us fucking swearing!
I attended TUC Congress 2005 as an RMT delegate - and blogged! Here are the links to my posts:
Press release from Hackney Trade Union Council, 6 January 2004
London Underground has revealed that when the East London Line is extended into Hackney, it will not be a Tube line, but a privatised, mainline service.
CorporateWatch has an article, Transport for London seeks new powers with developers, reporting that "Transport for London (TfL) is currently seeking to team up with private sector partners to give it new powers, especially regarding land development, putting public land and affordable housing at risk, as well as creating more financial ri
On 6 February, I and other members of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee protested (in the rain!) at Tottenham Court Road station, opposing cuts and supporting the RMT/TSSA London Underground strike.
From the TUC handbook, Autism in the Workplace
In 2013, Labour MP Ian Mearns introduced a Ten-Minute Rule Bill to require the police to maintain a register of hate crimes committed against people with learning difficulties, learning disabilities and autism. During the early months of 2014, this Bill is progressing through its Parliamentary stages.