8 October 2013
My ref: EO/4
Circular No. NP/273/13
TO: THE SECRETARY
ALL BRANCHES AND REGIONAL COUNCILS
RMT National Black & Ethnic Minority Members’ Conference 2014
I am pleased to inform you that the 2014 National Black and Ethnic Minority Members’ Conference will take place in Birmingham on Saturday 1 March to Sunday 2 March 2014. The venue is the Britannia Hotel, Birmingham B2 4RX
Branches and Regional Councils are invited to submit motions for the agenda of the Conference. You are reminded that these should be relevant to the concerns of black and ethnic minority members throughout the transport industry and must conform to Union policy. All motions must be received at Unity House by 3 February 2014 at the latest. In addition to the above, invitations would be welcome from Branches and Regional Councils to host the 2015 Conference.
Branches and Regional Councils are entitled to nominate a maximum of four delegates each. Nominations must be made on the attached forms, which should be returned to Head Office by 3 February 2014. Should delegates require childcare this must be indicated on the form.
I wish to remind Branches and Regional Councils of their duty to pay their Delegates’ expenses. 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 sending delegates to a Grades Conference or the RMT National Women’s; Young Members’; Health and Safety; Black and Ethnic Members’; LGBT Members’ Conferences.
Branches should note that members of the National Black and Ethnic Minority Members’ Advisory Committee are not automatically nominated to the Conference. If Advisory Committee members wish to attend they will need to be nominated by their Branch or Regional Council.
8 October 2013