Disabled people and members

Discrimination against disabled workers continues, and RMT is organising to oppose it

Report: TfL Diversity and Inclusion Trade Union Engagement meeting, 30 July 2019

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:05

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.


‘Safety Moment’

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.

Report: TUC Disabled Workers' Committee, 17 July 2019

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 07/26/2019 - 21:46

by Janine Booth, RMT nominee on TUC Disabled Workers' Committee


Disabled Workers’ Conference decisions

We considered how to best carry out the decisions of the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference. We agreed that the most effective way to do this was by establishing working groups on various policy areas. Committee members volunteered to convene groups, and a circular will be sent out asking other Committee members to volunteer to join these groups.

NEC Equal Rights Sub-committee report to RMT Disabled Members' Advisory Committee, July 2019

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 07/14/2019 - 14:45

7 resolutions were passed at the National Disabled Members’ Conference this year.  2 were selected to the AGM (Reasonable Adjustments and Mental Health Awareness) and the other 5 were considered by the NEC.


i. Personality Testing

“The conference notes that: