National Campaign to Protect Catering - RMT Regional Campaign Meetings

Head Office Circular: NP/201/21
08 June 2021

To: The Secretary

Dear Colleague

RMT has long campaigned against attempts by Government and train companies to cut catering jobs, remove the buffet from trains and casualise the catering workforce. Whilst the threats to catering grades, of course, pre-date Covid-19, it is clear that Government and companies are attempting to use the pandemic to attack catering grades jobs, pay and conditions.

It is vital that all catering grades are well organised to fight these attacks and that RMT has a visible presence in all workplaces.

Therefore, as part of a National Campaign to Protect Catering, meetings have been scheduled in each region. The purpose of these meetings is to ensure that catering grades members are organised across each region and to plan how we will fight attacks on catering grades and protect your jobs, pay and conditions and recruit new members.

The meetings are open to all RMT catering grades members, reps and local officers in the rail, London Underground and metro sectors, including those employed by agencies or on outsourced contracts.

The meetings will be taking place online from 6pm – 8pm on the following dates:

London & Anglia Regional Council
Monday 28th June
London Transport Regional Council
Monday 5th July 
Manchester & North West Regional Council
Friday 9th July 
Midland Regional Council
Wednesday 14th July
North East Regional Council
Wednesday 21st July
North West & North Wales Regional Council
Wednesday 28th July
Scotland Regional Council
Wednesday 4th August
South East Regional Council
Wednesday 11th August
South Wales & West Regional Council
Wednesday 18th August
South West Regional Council
Wednesday 8th September
Wessex Regional Council
Monday 13th September
Yorks & Lincs Regional Council
Thursday 1st July

Anyone wishing to attend their region’s meeting should register online here -

Please do all you can to attend the meeting in your region, and please share details of the meeting with catering grades members in your area.

If you have any questions about the meetings please email Sophie Ward, National Policy Officer (

Yours sincerely

Michael Lynch
General Secretary