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RMT Disabled Members

Janine is the founding Chair of transport trade union RMT's Disabled Members' Advisory Committee.

This section of the site includes information about the campaigns and issues that RMT disabled members are taking up. You may also like to check out the disabled members section of RMT's website and the disabled members' section of the RMT London Calling website.    

TUC Disabled Workers statement on Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and Elections Bill

Submitted by Janine on 3 March 2022 at 10:40

TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee strongly opposes the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

The Bill includes new duties which oblige public services to share service users’ information with the police, which is an unacceptable shift away from a public health approach to an authoritarian approach, which will erode trust between public services and disabled people.

TUC Disabled Workers Condemn P&O Sackings

Submitted by Janine on 3 March 2022 at 15:13

The TUC's Disabled Members' Committee has made this statement: Accessible public transport is essential for disabled people to participate in society on an equal and independent basis. To be genuinely accessible, public transport must be adequately staffed by workers with decent standards of training, pay, conditions and security of employment.

TUC Disabled Workers Committee, 16 December 2021

Submitted by Janine on 2 February 2022 at 13:22

- report by Janine Booth, RMT nominee on the Committee

Flexible working and reasonable adjustments

The TUC has been advocating what it calls ‘flexible working as a reasonable adjustment’ for disabled workers. What it means by this is the right of disabled workers to work from home or another location, with hours that suit our access needs.

1920 Blind March: a centenary to celebrate

Submitted by Janine on 10 October 2020 at 18:10

This article was published in RMT News, September 2020.

By Janine Booth, Chair of RMT National Disabled Members’ Advisory Committee

One hundred years ago, two hundred and fifty blind people from across the UK marched from Newport, Manchester and Leeds to London in protest at poverty and poor working conditions.