RMT Mental Health course

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Janine is tutoring this week-long course for RMT members at the union’s National Education Centre in Doncaster.  

Reasonable Adjustments are Plan B

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This is what Janine said in the debate about Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Workers at the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference on 11 March 2021.     I’ll start with what might be a provocative statement: Reasonable adjustments for individual workers … Read more

Disabled workers and Covid

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This is the text of my contribution to the debate at TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference on 10 March 2019. Hi. I’m Janine Booth, representing RMT. Our members work in the rail, road transport, shipping and offshore energy industries. I want to … Read more

RMT Neurodiversity in the Workplace training (online)

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Janine will be running this two-day onine course, training RMT reps, officials and activists in campaigning for neurodiversity-friendly workplaces and defending neurodivergent members against discrimination. This course will also run on 2 and 3 November. If you are an RMT … Read more

1920 Blind March: a centenary to celebrate

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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 … Read more

Video: Speaking Up for Osime Brown

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Janine addresses the protest in support of Osime Brown outside the Home Office on Friday 4 September – includes the poems Free Osime Brown and Bearing Down. Please sign Osime’s petition here.

RMT Neurodiversity in the Workplace training (online)

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Janine will be running this two-day onine course, training RMT reps, officials and activists in campaigning for neurodiversity-friendly workplaces and defending neurodivergent members against discrimination.   This course will also run on 23 and 24 November.   If you are … Read more

Speaking on ‘colour bars’ on the railway

Log in via Zoom here Facebook event here In 1966, Asquith Xavier became the first black guard at Euston station, overturning a “colour bar” which prevented black workers from being employed in certain grades. His struggle was not the first … Read more

Plundering London Underground – speaking with the German left

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An online discussion on experiences from the resistance against the partial privatisation of the London Tube with: Janine Booth (author “Plundering London Underground: New Labour, Private Capital and Public Service”) Phil Rowan (RMT Finsbury Park International officer) The event takes … Read more

Fighting Job Cuts in the Rail Industry

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**An online meeting for Tube and rail workers to discuss how to defend our jobs.** ZOOM LINK Thousands of job cuts are being announced across the economy, including in the rail and transport industries. Bosses at Wabtec rail refurbishment factory … Read more

Online Poeting for ‘Safe and Equal’

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Launching a week of Songs and Speakouts for Safe and Equal, Janine broadcasts live from the Safe and Equal campaign’s Facebook page, in support of its fight for safe working conditions and full isolation pay for all. Join us for … Read more

Poems for Workers’ Memorial Day

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This is a partcularly poignant year for the annual Workers’ Memorial Day, with key workers dying in the fight against Covid-19. Janine will be contributing some poems as Waltham Forest Trades Council remembers the dead and rededicates itself to fight … Read more

Disabled Transport Workers and the Covid-19 Crisis

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Also on the RMT London Calling website here. Disabled transport workers are a significant and valuable part of the workforce that delivers transport to millions of passengers and freight consignments every day. Many of us are also particularly vulnerable during … Read more

POSTPONED: RMT Equalities training

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Janine will be tutoring this week-long course, which is open to all RMT members. To apply, contact your branch secretary or visit the union’s website.

POSTPONED: RMT Disability in the Workplace course

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As an alternative to this, Janine is running an online course with similar content. Please email Janine if you are interested in joining this course.   A week-long residential course for RMT reps and members at the union’s National Education … Read more