Young Members’ Annual General Meeting Education Course 2014

Circular No. NP/50/14

25th February 2014

To: All Branches & Regional Councils, Regional Organisers and Head Office Officers & Staff.

Dear Colleague

Young Members’ Annual General Meeting Education Course 2014

In recent years the Union has organised a Young Members Education Course to run in parallel with the Unions ‘Parliament’ the Annual General Meeting which has proved highly successful. This year the Annual General Meeting takes place in Bristol, and a similar education course for any of our young members to attend will be organised. To attend you should be a member of the RMT and aged 30 or less on the 21st June 2014, and not attended this event before.

The course will be begin with an informal Introductory Social gathering on the evening of Saturday 21st June 2014 so those attending should make their travel plans accordingly. The Course will begin in earnest in the early afternoon of Sunday 22nd June to coincide with the opening of the Annual General Meeting which is the ultimate decision making body of the Union. Throughout the week the programme will look to help all the Young Members attending to understand both how this meeting works and how they can have an input in the coming years to help determine the policies and direction of our union. During the week there will be opportunities to meet face to face senior officials and Officers of the RMT, including the General Secretary and President as well as international guests of the Union. Also in the week ideas and practical plans will be discussed as to how we can help build an even bigger and stronger RMT for the future. Of course throughout the week there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy the location and mix socially with those attending. The course will close early on the morning of Friday 27th June 2014 to enable those attending to travel home.

*A special request is also being made for those who may wish to seek selection for the General Secretary’s Football team due to play on the afternoon of Saturday 21st June 2014. If you are interested please indicate on your application form and if necessary accommodation will be provided for the night of the 20th June.

At the time of writing the exact location of the accommodation is unknown but further advice will follow in due course, but the AGM is being held in Bristol this year.

If you wish to attend this Annual General Meeting Education Course in Bristol you should complete the attached application form and return to the National Education Officer at, RMT Education, 47-49 Thorne Road, Doncaster, South Yorks, DN1 2EX. The Union will meet the reasonable travel costs of those attending to and from Bristol as well as all accommodation costs. If you are unable to secure Paid Time Off from your employer then the Union will meet this also up to the agreed maximum rate. All applicants will receive guidance on the education expenses procedure with their application acknowledgement letter.

If you wish any further details of this course please contact the National Education Officer at:

Yours sincerely

Bob Crow
General Secretary