17 December 2014
My ref: EO/32
Circular No. NP/272/14
TO: THE SECRETARY
ALL BRANCHES AND REGIONAL COUNCILS
RMT National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Members’ Conference 2015
I am pleased to inform you that the 2015 National LGBT Members’ Conference will take place in Brighton on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May 2015. The venue is the Best Western, 143-145 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2PQ.
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 LGBT members throughout the transport industry and must conform to Union policy. All motions must be received at Unity House by 20th March 2015 at the latest. In addition to the above, invitations would be welcome to host the 2016 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 20th March 2015. 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 LGBT 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.
17 December 2014