RMT Rule Book

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RMT's Rules are the property of the union's members. They are adopted and amended by RMT's supreme parliament - the union's annual general meeting.

Last updated July 29, 2016


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Please note, the cross-headings do not form part of the Rules - they have been added for ease of reference

Rule 1
Name, Objectives and Constitution


Rule 2
Conditions of Membership


Rule 3
Government of the Union: Annual and Special General Meetings


Rule 4
Council of Executives and General and Shipping & Offshore Grades Committees


Rule 5
President


Rule 6
General Secretary


Rule 7
Assistant General Secretaries

Rule 8
National Secretary & Assistant National Secretary


Rule 9
Regional Organisers


Rule 10
Branches and Branch Officials


Rule 11
Regional Councils


Rule 12
National Grades Conferences


Rule 12A
National Equal Rights Advisory Committees/Conferences


Rule 12B
National Health and Safety Advisory Conference


Rule 12C
National Retired members’ Advisory Conference


Rule 12D
Young Members’ Advisory Committee & National Conference


Rule 12E
National Union Education Advisory Conference


Rule 13
Ballot and Election Procedures


Rule 14
The Union Funds


Rule 15
Legal Assistance


Rule 16 - deleted
Provident Benefits Fund - General Provisions (deleted)


Rule 17
Accident Benefit


Rule 18
Retirement Benefit


Rule 19
Death Benefit


Rule 20
Demotion Compensation


Rule 21
Orphan Benefit


Rule 22
Trade Disputes


Rule 23
Political Fund


Rule 24
Alteration to Rules


Rule 25
Dissolution Of The Union