10 October 2018
My ref: EO/27
Circular No. NP/201/18
TO: THE SECRETARY
ALL BRANCHES AND REGIONAL COUNCILS
RMT NATIONAL DISABLED MEMBERS’ CONFERENCE – 27-28 APRIL 2019
I am pleased to inform you that the 2019 National Disabled Members’ Conference will take place in Plymouth on Saturday 27th April (commencing at 2pm) and Sunday 28th April (concluding by 4pm). The venue is Jurys Inn, 50 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0AZ.
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 22 February 2019.
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 22 February 2019 at the latest. In addition, invitations would be welcome from Branches and Regional Councils to host the 2020 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.