Disabled access to public transport

TfL Neurodiversity event - Autism Awareness event

21/07/2017 - 14:00

Venue: 10th Floor restaurant, London Underground Ltd HQ, 55 Broadway. Open to TfL / London Underground staff.

 

Janine will give a presentation about the social model of disability as applied to autism, and explain the role of the Trade Unions. (15:00-15:30)

 

After this and other speakers, Janine will take part in a panel Q&A session (15:30-16:00)

Petition hand-in and Protest: Disabled People Demand Guards on Trains

20/07/2017 - 14:00

Join disabled people, railway trade unionists and supporters to hand in a petition signed by thousands, demanding the right to turn up and go, to access railway services and travel in safety and comfort.

Expect some words from Janine!

Add your name to the petition here or download a printable version (attached). 

Report: RMT Disabled Members' Conference

Yesterday saw RMT's first ever Disabled Members' Conference, held in London.

Although quite small (9 delegates, plus union officials), the important thing was that it took place at all, especially as rank-and-file members had pushed for its creation against the wishes of the union's national leadership. Now it is established, it will grow from year to year, as the union's other equalities conferences have done.

 

Disablity Officer's report for RMT London Transport Regional Council, September 2016

Contact me: j.booth@rmt.org.uk

1. Disabled People Against Cuts held a week of action to coincide with the Paralympic Games. During the week, DPAC attended our Southern Rail picket line. Disabled campaigners have compiled a report alleging that Southern's plans to remove guards breach the Equality Act in making its services less accessible to disabled passengers.

The Strike Train

... with a nod to W.H.Auden's The Night Train ...

 
This is the rhythm of wheel along steel
It's the soothing and comfort that passengers feel
From the safety of knowing the doors only close
When the guard says it's ready, that's when the train goes

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