Encouraging LGBT, Women, B&EMM and Disabled Members – Courses 2018

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4 December 2017
Circular No. NP/205/17
                                                                                    
TO: THE SECRETARY
ALL BRANCHES & REGIONAL COUNCILS

Dear Colleague,

ENCOURAGING LGBT, WOMEN, B&EMM AND DISABLED MEMBERS – COURSES 2018

Next year we will be continuing the successful two-day courses to encourage union activism by our members who are identify as at least one of the following: lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, female, black, ethnic minority, or disabled.  The dates of the courses are:

•    LGBT 2-3 February (to coincide with LGBT History Month)
•    Disabled members 16-17 March
•    Women 11-12 May
•    B&EMM 12-13 October (to coincide with Black History Month)

The course syllabus is the same for all groups, covering the union’s history, structure, how it works and includes a section on how to write and present a resolution.  It is a participatory course and delegates need to be aware that writing and public speaking is included.      

This short, intensive course requires 1 night away and takes place at the Bob Crow Education Centre in Doncaster.  Starting with lunch at 1pm on Friday, the course commences at 2pm and will conclude by 4pm Saturday.
 
Branches are invited to nominate one representative per course but in doing so please ensure that your nominee is up to date with their subs and can attend the course subject to release.  The attached form can be used for all of these courses and should be returned directly to the Education Centre. The costs of this course will be met by Head Office.  

All LGBT, women, B&EMM and disabled members are encouraged to take this course once and then move up to representative/officer level courses.  If you have any queries, please do contact our Equal Opportunities Officer, Jess Webb, on t: 020 7529 8821, j.webb@rmt.org.uk

Yours sincerely,
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary