RMT National Black & Ethnic Minority Members’ Conference 2016

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1 December 2015
My ref: EO/4
Circular No. NP/240/15

TO: THE SECRETARY
ALL BRANCHES AND REGIONAL COUNCILS

Dear Colleague,

RMT NATIONAL BLACK & ETHNIC MINORITY MEMBERS’ CONFERENCE 2016

I am pleased to inform you that the 2016 National Black and Ethnic Minority Members’ Conference will take place in Manchester on Monday 21 March (starting at 1pm) to Tuesday 22 March 2016 (concluding at 4pm). The venue is the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester M1 4PH.

Branches and Regional Councils are entitled to nominate a maximum of four delegates each. Nominations must be made on the attached form, which should be returned to Head Office by 26 February 2016.  

Branches and Regional Councils are also invited to submit motions for the agenda of the Conference which should be relevant to the concerns of black and ethnic minority members throughout the transport industry and must conform to Union policy. All motions must be received at Unity House by 26 February 2016 at the latest.  In addition to the above, invitations would be welcome from Branches and Regional Councils to host the 2017 Conference.   

Branches and Regional Councils need to confirm with delegates that they are up to date with their subscriptions and what arrangements will be made towards their expenses before nominating.  A £35 per delegate payment is made to Branches, up to a maximum of seven, i.e. £245 per Branch per year, payable in respect of delegates to a Grades Conference or the RMT National Women’s; Young Members’; Health and Safety; Black and Ethnic Members’; or LGBT Members’ Conferences.

Should you have any queries please contact our Equal Opportunities Officer, Jess Webb, on j.webb@rmt.org.uk or t:020 7529 8821.

Yours sincerely,
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary