Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Opposing discrimination on the grounds of sexuality, and fighting back against homophobia and transphobia.

RMT NATIONAL LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER MEMBERS’ CONFERENCE - 18TH MAY 2012

Branches and Regional Councils are invited to submit motions for the agenda of the Conference. You are reminded that these should be relevant to the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender members throughout the transport industry and must conform to Union policy. All motions must be received at Unity House by 13th April 2012 at the latest.

Organisational Strategic Plan (OSP) Equality Review

Report to RMT stations representatives from Janine Booth

Summary:

  • London Underground does not consider the needs of equalities groups when calculating its station staffing levels.
  • LU's methods for collecting information, categorising passenger journeys and assessing data are deeply flawed and fail to account for equality issues.

LU's Latest Equality Assessment of its Job Cuts is "Shocking" and "Inadequate"

In light of discussions so far at the Equality review, London Underground has revised its Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for staff only. (We have asked the company to also revise its EqIA for passengers.)

OSP Equality Review - Update

RMT (and TSSA) reps met London Underground management on Monday 21 March as part of the Equality review of the OSP (job cuts). Report from RMT Council of Executives member Janine Booth,

RMT Objects as London Underground Claims Job Cuts Benefit Elderly, Disabled and Other Passengers

As a public body, London Underground has to carry out an assessment of the impact of any new policy on various equality issues. The attached file is LU's Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for its current OSP (policy of cutting 800 mainly-stations jobs). Below is the response to this document that I have written on behalf of RMT. You will see from this that LU's EQIA falls woefully short, and ignores key equality issues.

Report: Job Cuts Equalities Review

The latest meeting of the Equalities strand of the OSP (job cuts) review, on Tuesday 1 March, revealed that London Underground does not consider the needs of equalities groups when calculating its station staffing levels. RMT secured agreement from LU to consider revising these calculations to include equalities considerations.

Discrimination Legislation: An Introduction

This text is from trade union solicitors OH Parsons, and is the introductory section to its specific guides to the law on discrimination in employment. It sets out the basics of how this legislation works - and its limits! The specific guides will be posted on this website in due course.

Cinema Trip: Harvey Milk, Assassinated US Gay Councillor

LONDON TRANSPORT REGION LGBT

FREE night out at the cinema to watch MILK - Evening of Thursday 29th January

It’s the story of Harvey Milk, a middle-aged New Yorker who after moving to San Francisco became a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt he was elected to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 1977, making him the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the USA. A year later he was shot dead.

RMT Members Show Pride In Their Union

These fabulous photos show RMT members flying the flag on the recent Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender Pride march through London.

LGBT Pride 2008

Volunteers needed to help with carrying RMT banners at London LGBT Pride march 2008. The march is in central London on Saturay 5th July - this is a good fun event and so much more fun to be part of the march rather than just a spectator! You don't have to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender - just PROUD! Please volunteer and support your union. For more details contact Brian Haughian on 07834 117 509.