RMT National Women’s Conference 2015

9 October 2014
My ref: EO/6
Circular No. NP/203/14


Dear Colleague,

RMT National Women’s Conference 2015

I am pleased to inform you that the 2015 National Women’s Conference will take place in Wigan on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2015. The venue is Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel, Orchard Street, Wigan WN1 3SS.

This will be a particularly special conference given that next year the union will be celebrating 100 years of organising women and I would encourage all branches to encourage women members to attend.

Branches and Regional Councils are invited to submit motions for the agenda of the Conference which should be relevant to the concerns of women members throughout the transport industry and must conform to Union policy. All motions must be received at Unity House by 2 February 2015 at the latest.  In addition to the above, invitations would be welcome from Branches and Regional Councils 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 2 February 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’; or LGBT Members’ Conferences.

Yours sincerely,
Mick Cash
General Secretary

t: 020 7529 8821