H&S and Bob Crow organising day and Cleaners' H&S advice

Our ref: HSR

Head Office Circular: NP/132/24

3rd June 2024


To: The Secretary

All branches, Regional Councils and RMT safety reps


Dear Colleague,


Health and Safety circular, two items:



  1. H&S and RMT National Organising Day on 13th June

If you haven’t yet got any organising activities planned for 13th June, why not plan a health and safety organising related activity? as it is a brilliant issue to use as a workplace organising tool.  For example, your branch/ your branch safety reps could organise:

  • a safety inspection
  • a workplace safety meeting or safety surgery
  • a body or workplace hazards mapping activity. 

You can find out more about how to use health and safety as an organising tool in this TUC guide:https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/TUC%2025951%20Health%20and%20Safety%20Organising%20Report%20v4%20Lo-res.pdf


We have RMT safety reps clip boards/ RMT safety rep tabards available to those reps who can provide us with evidence of what was organised on 13th, such as a photo, safety inspection report, notice of meeting etc. Or if you get back to us quickly with info on what you are doing relating to h&s for 13th June, we can get these items to you in advance so you can promote the RMT on this important day. Contact RMT H&S re this by emailing: healthandsafety@rmt.org.uk


  1. New RMT guidance doc: Cleaners’ H&S advice

Please see attached new RMT document “Cleaners’ Health and Safety advice” which was written for distribution at this year’s National Industrial Organising Conference for Cleaning Grades in May. As well as the attached PDF you can find the document here on h&s section of RMT web site: https://www.rmt.org.uk/about/health-and-safety/cleaners-health-and-safety-advice/ And if you scroll down, on this page too: https://www.rmt.org.uk/about/health-and-safety/health-and-safety-resources-for-reps/. This document will be sent to all RMT cleaning grade members and to all RMT safety reps. 


Yours sincerely




Michael Lynch

General Secretary