Encouraging LGBT, Women and B&EMM Members – Courses 2016

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12 January 2016
Circular No. NP/014/16
                            
TO: THE SECRETARY
ALL BRANCHES & REGIONAL COUNCILS

Dear Colleague,

Encouraging LGBT, Women and B&EMM Members – Courses 2016

This year the Union will be continuing the successful weekend courses to encourage union activism by our Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender members, women, and black and ethnic minority members.  The dates of the courses are:

•    LGBT 26-27 February (to coincide with LGBT History Month)
•    Women 22-23 April
•    B&EMM 7-8 October (to coincide with Black History Month)

The course syllabus is the same for all groups, covering the union’s history, structure, how it works and includes a section on how to write and present a resolution.  Delegates need to be aware that public speaking is part of this course.      

This short, intensive course requires 1 night away and takes place at the Bob Crow Education Centre in Doncaster.  The course will commence with a lunch at 1pm on Friday and will conclude by 4pm Saturday.
 
Branches are invited to nominate one representative per course but in doing so please ensure that your nominee is up to date with their subs and can attend the course.  The attached form can be used for all of these courses and should be returned directly to the Education Centre. The costs of this course will be met by Head Office.  

All LGBT, women and B&EMM members are encouraged to take this course once and then move up to representative/officer level courses.  If you have any queries, please do contact our Equal Opportunities Officer, Jess Webb, on t: 020 7529 8821, j.webb@rmt.org.uk

Yours sincerely,
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary