Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

Trade unions

Workers' self-defence starts with getting unionised at work. This section includes material on the trade union struggles and issues I am involved in and/or urge you to support!

End of the Line

Submitted by Janine on 01 September 2022 at 17:11

Walk down locked and empty streets alone,
arrive for start of shift, it's bear-the-brunt time
to serve some others' families not your own
Going from the home front to the frontline

Frozen pay, now tiny, ice-cold 'offers', 
red-bordered bills alert approaching deadline
The firing line ignites key workers' coffers
Going from the frontline to the breadline

Price Rises

Submitted by Janine on 28 August 2022 at 19:10

We've put our products' prices up,
that's what we chose to do
The power firms are doing it,
so we can do it too

We're going to charge a fair chunk more
to everyone who buys
If they won't pay our higher rates,
we'll cut off our supplies

We need the extra income for
the bigger bills we get
And that's how we will justify
the tariffs that we set

Useful Tips in a Cost-of-Living Crisis

Submitted by Janine on 11 August 2022 at 13:31

Heat less, eat less, fry less, buy less, waste less, taste less, nosh less, wash less, bath less, laugh less, phone less, own less, chance less, dance less, rave less, save less, drink less, think less, smoke less, be broke less, shout less, go out less, keep less, sleep less, groom less, consume less, pay less, holiday less, need less, breed less, give less, live less …

RMT training: Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Submitted by Janine on 15 July 2022 at 11:57
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This three-day residential course takes place at the Bob Crow National Education Centre and is open to all RMT members.

If you wish to attend, please contact your branch secretary.

Summertime

Submitted by Janine on 13 July 2022 at 15:58

after Gershwin's song from Porgy and Bess

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Summertime 

and the cost of livin' ain't easy

Bills are jumpin'

and prices are high

Oh, the bosses are rich

and the workers are strugglin'

But hush, little baby

don't you cry

 

One of these mornin's,

you're going to wake up strikin'

RMT Communications course

Submitted by Janine on 08 July 2022 at 17:43
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Venue: Bob Crow National Education Centre, Doncaster (residential).

Details from your branch secretary.

RMT London Transport region reps' training

Submitted by Janine on 08 July 2022 at 17:21
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If you are an RMT rep in London Transport region and you haven't yet completed your initial training - or you are a long-standing rep who could do with a refresher! - email Janine [email protected] to enrol on this course.