TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL OFFICES & REGIONAL COUNCILS
2nd October 2017
PREMATURE BABIES – ACAS GUIDANCE
ACAS have published new advice for employers on how to support staff who have given birth to premature or ill babies.
Over 95,000 premature or sick babies are born each year in the UK. For their families this is a difficult time and working parents in these circumstances often find themselves trying to handle the demands of their job, caring for their new-born and looking after other family members.
Whilst this guidance is aimed at employers, it is a handy resource regarding statutory rights and good practice for such a stressful time. The document can be found on-line here: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=6049
I would be grateful if you could bring the contents of this circular to the attention of your members.
Circular Premature Babies ACAS Guidance
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 [email protected] or t:020 7529 8821.
My ref: EO/18
23 July 2015
Circular No. NP/132/15
TO: THE SECRETARY
ALL BRANCHES & REGIONAL COUNCILS
NOMINATIONS FOR RMT WOMEN’S COURSE, 25-26 SEPTEMBER 2015
I write to inform you of this year’s women’s empowerment course. The purpose of the course is to help women understand how the union works, including history, structure, writing and presenting resolutions etc to overcome the barriers which can discourage them from becoming active.
The course will take place from Friday 25 September to Saturday 26 September 2015 at our National Education Centre in Doncaster. The course will commence with a lunch at 1pm on Friday and will conclude by 4pm Saturday, so it only requires only 1 night away.
Branches are invited to nominate one representative but in doing so please ensure that your nominee will definitely be able to attend the school if allocated a place. The application form can be sent directly to the Education Centre and the costs of this course will be met by Head Office.
All women members are encouraged to take this course once and then move up to representative/officer level courses. Any queries, please do contact our Equal Opportunities Officer, Jess Webb, [email protected]