Head Office Circular: NP/305/21
18 August 2021
To: The Secretary
ALL BRANCHES WITH CATERING GRADES MEMBERS
In line with a recent NEC decision, and as part of the Union’s National Campaign to Protect Catering, a meeting has been scheduled for all RMT Tier 1 and Tier 2 reps that represent catering grades.
The purpose of this meeting is to brief reps about the threats to the grade and to update them on the campaign and mapping work that has been undertaken by the Catering Grades Executive Committee and the role that reps will play in the campaign. There will be an organising workshop which will support reps in how to undertake mapping work in their workplaces and highlight areas which are targets for recruitment activities.
In line with Union policy, the meeting is scheduled to take place at the Indian YMCA at 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ on Wednesday 15th September from 1pm -4pm. It will also be possible to attend the meeting remotely (via Zoom) if anyone is unable to attend in person.
All relevant reps are encouraged to make efforts to attend this important meeting and must register to attend via the following link - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KZW5GZN
All reps requiring release should firstly seek paid release from their employer. Where release will only be granted unpaid, then in the first instance reps should seek to make a claim for loss of earnings and any associated expenses from their branch, or regional council.
Further details, including the agenda, will be circulated to attendees nearer the time.
I would be grateful if Branches and Regional Councils could publicise this meeting to all relevant reps in their area.