RMT Fringe events at Labour Party Conference 2016

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Circular No: NP/218/16
TO ALL BRANCHES & REGIONAL COUNCILS.
Our ref: S1/1/15

14th September 2016

Dear Colleagues

Labour Party Conference Liverpool 2016 – RMT Fringe events

The union has organised two fringe events for this year’s Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, covering maritime and rail.
Sunday 25 September 2016, 12.45 – 14:00 – Action for Rail
Labour and Public Ownership of Rail
Meeting Rooms 6 & 7, Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel, 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool, L1 8LW
Speakers:
Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Dr Ian Taylor, Transport for Quality of Life
Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary, Unite
Mick Cash, General Secretary, RMT
Manuel Cortes, General Secretary, TSSA
Mick Whelan, General Secretary, ASLEF
Chair
Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC
A buffet will be provided. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

The second fringe event covers the urgent need for more training and jobs for UK seafarers in order to prevent catastrophic damage to the national maritime skills base and seafarer communities, and is on:
Monday 26th September, 1730-1900
Seafarer Futures: Jobs & Training for UK Seafarers
Suite 4, Jurys Inn, 31 Keel Wharf L3 4FN
Speakers:
Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Mick Cash, General Secretary, RMT
Steve Todd, National Secretary, RMT
Ronnie Cunningham, Senior National Organiser, Nautilus
Guy Platten, Chief Executive, Chamber of Shipping
Chair
Jacqui Smith, Maritime Co-ordinator, ITF (tbc)
A buffet will be provided. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Attendance at both events is encouraged, particularly amongst members from Branches in the union’s North West regions. Meeting the costs of attendance is a legitimate form of Branch expenditure.
It would be appreciated if you could bring the content of this circular to the attention of all branch members and you will be updated with further developments.

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary