International Women’s Day – 8 March 2015

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Circular no: NP/023/15
My ref: EO/6
11 February 2015

Dear Colleagues,

International Women’s Day – 8 March 2015

This year we are celebrating 100 years of women membership and there are a number of events taking place that we are encouraging our women members to attend.  

Firstly, as usual, our National Women Members’ Conference coincides with International Women’s Day and this year it will be held over the weekend of 7-8 March 2015 in Wigan (Mercure Oak Hotel).  Please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer, j.webb@rmt.org.uk t: 020 7529 8821 if you have any late nominations.

Members are also welcome to the Women’s Training Weekend which is taking place 25-26 September.  This is a short 2 day course designed for women who wish to become more involved in the union but would like a better understanding of its structure and how it works.  Applications for this course should be sent to the Education Centre.

Badges of the logo are being sent to all female members of the union in their next edition of RMT News.  I am also enclosing a badge with a slightly modified logo which is also available.  

In addition, please also find enclosed copies of an ITF poster, sticker and calendar.  Additional posters and copies of the Women’s Charter are also available from the Equal Opportunities Officer.  

I hope we can use this centenary anniversary, not just as a celebration but as an opportunity to recruit, encourage and support female members in our union.   

Yours sincerely,                        
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary