RMT's Annual General Meeting, held in Newcastle 21-25 June 2015, passed the following resolution unanimously. It was submitted by Central Line East branch and proposed by delegate Janine Booth, who is also a sessional tutor at WEA London and a Unite member.
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.
Raising money for the marvellous Rainbow International LGBT Activist Solidarity Fund. Hosted by RMT National President Peter Pinkney, this event at the union's AGM will include Janine performing poetry, flautist Steve Barker and others to be confirmed.
RMT's National President and poetry lover Peter Pinkney gives an insightful and positive review to Janine's book of verse.
Click on the pic to read it.
Oh ticket office, ticket office, why
Is your fair window really gone for good?
However much I touch or hard I try
The robot can not serve me like you could
If you had closed 'cause I don't have to pay
If transport were a public service, free
I'd no more need to use you anyway
Or miss your glazed familiarity
But still the faceless charge a fortune fare
Janine will be performing some verse at the evening social event for delegates at RMT's Women's Conference in Wigan.
Presentation by Janine Booth at AutismCon, January 2015
For Brian Munro, 1968-2014
How are you feeling today, my friend?
"Pretty shit", you said
And how do you feel at another year's end?
"Now I feel nothing - I'm dead"
You said you'd be molecules when you're gone
To the earth and the sky wide and far
You left us your words and your memory fires on
Your loved ones just look to the stars