RMT National Women’s Conference 2016

1 December 2015
My ref: EO/6
Circular No. NP/239/15


Dear Colleague,

RMT National Women’s Conference 2016

I am pleased to inform you that the 2016 National Women’s Conference will take place in Scarborough on Friday 4th (starting at 1pm) and Saturday 5th March 2016 (concluding at 3pm). The venue is Scarborough Railway Social Club, Station Buildings, Scarborough YO11 1TN.

Branches and Regional Councils are entitled to nominate a maximum of four delegates each. Nominations must be made on the attached form, which should be returned to Head Office by 12 February 2016.  

Branches and Regional Councils are also invited to submit motions for the agenda of the Conference which should be relevant to the concerns of women throughout the transport industry and must conform to Union policy. All motions must be received at Unity House by 12 February 2016 at the latest.  In addition to the above, invitations would be welcome from Branches and Regional Councils to host the 2017 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 Members’; or LGBT Members’ Conferences.

I hope we can build on the success of this year’s conference, and our celebrations of 100 years of women in the union.  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