To: ALL BRANCHES & REGIONAL COUNCILS
Circular No. MF/132/15
12 November 2015
MUTUAL RESPECT POLICY
Arising from the receipt of a number of complaints from Branches, Regional Councils and RMT Representatives, it became apparent that a policy regarding mutual respect should be considered. Noting that the Council of Executives had already approved a Mutual Respect Policy for the Council of Executive members and Officers to abide by in February 2014, the matter was placed before the Executive Committee at a Special Meeting on 11th August 2015.
Under Decision No. CE596 the matter was referred to the Organisation, Training and Education Sub-Committee for consideration and report.
At the September Statutory Meeting, the Council of Executives noted and adopted the following Sub-Committee report:
“We adopt the Mutual Respect Policy and confirm it will cover all our representatives, branch and regional council officers when undertaking RMT activity.
We instruct the General Secretary to circulate the policy accordingly, ensuring it has the widest distribution. Further, the General Secretary is to alter our nomination forms for RMT positions to seek confirmation that members have read the policy.”
The Mutual Respect Policy has been enclosed for your reference. Furthermore, it has also been updated to the Union’s website.
Please ensure that the policy is brought to the attention of all your representatives and that it is fully understood. Should you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact the Personnel & Constitution Department on 020 7387 4771.