On Monday, members of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee met informally to discuss fighting back following the election of a majority Conservative government.
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RMT, Unite, PCS and TSSA were represented at the meeting. ASLEF did not attend.
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LU has refused to fill nearly 100 RCI posts and now management are talking about downgrading these jobs.
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Despite several members being unavoidably absent, the meeting was well-attended and lively. We welcomed our newest Committee member, Tomas Bissett from Liverpool 5 branch.
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RMT representatives: Janine Booth, Jamie Parry
Unite had three representatives at the meeting, PCS one. The other unions - TSSA, ASLEF and Prospect - were not represented.
We raised the issue of sexual harassment, especially on Night Tube. Management responded that the Mayor’s office (Michele Dix and Amy Lame) had drawn up a charter for women’s safety at night. The unions expressed alarm that we had not been consulted about this. Management agreed to arrange for our involvement.