RMT National Disabled Members’ Conference – 26-27 April 2018

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5 December 2018
My ref: EO/27
Circular No. NP/209/17

TO: THE SECRETARY
ALL BRANCHES AND REGIONAL COUNCILS

Dear Colleague,

RMT NATIONAL DISABLED MEMBERS’ CONFERENCE – 26-27 APRIL 2018

I am pleased to inform you that the 2018 National Disabled Members’ Conference will take place in Southend-on-Sea on Thursday 26th April (commencing at 2pm) and Friday 27th April (concluding by 4pm).  The venue is the Park Inn Palace, Church Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2AL.

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 26 March 2018.  

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 26 March 2018 at the latest.  In addition, invitations would be welcome from Branches and Regional Councils to host the 2019 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 j.webb@rmt.org.uk or t:020 7529 8821.

Yours sincerely,
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary