29 October 2019
My ref: EO/27
Circular No. NP/232/19
TO: THE SECRETARY
ALL BRANCHES AND REGIONAL COUNCILS
RMT NATIONAL DISABLED MEMBERS’ CONFERENCE – 17-18 APRIL 2020
I am pleased to inform you that the 2020 National Disabled Members’ Conference will take place in Manchester on Friday 17 April (commencing at 2pm) and Saturday 18 April (concluding by 3pm). The venue is The Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD.
Branches and Regional Councils are entitled to nominate a maximum of four delegates who define themselves as disabled. Please note that “disability” covers a whole range of physical and mental issues which are not necessarily visible eg. dyslexia. Nominations should be on the attached form, which should be returned to Head Office by 21 February 2020.
Branches and Regional Councils are also invited to submit motions for the agenda of the Conference which should be relevant to the concerns of disabled members throughout the transport industry and must conform to Union policy. All motions must be received at Unity House by 21 February 2020 at the latest. In addition, invitations would be welcome from Branches and Regional Councils to host the 2021 Conference.
Branches and Regional Councils need to confirm with delegates that they are up to date with their subscriptions and what arrangements will be made towards their expenses before nominating. A £35 per delegate payment is made to Branches, up to a maximum of seven, i.e. £245 per Branch per year, payable in respect of delegates to a Grades Conference or the RMT National Women’s, Young Members’, Health and Safety, Black and Ethnic Minorities, LGBT, or Disabled Members’ Conferences.
Should you have any queries please contact our Equal Opportunities Officer, Jess Webb, on firstname.lastname@example.org or t:020 7529 8821.