RMT’s first ever Disabled Members’ weekend course will be taking place at the National Education Centre in Doncaster on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018. This will be a chance for disabled members to learn how the union works, to get more involved, to raise the issues that concern us as disabled members, and to meet other disabled RMT members. It will benefit both the individual participants and the union as a whole as we continue to develop and strengthen our disabled members’ organisation.
Please think about which members of your branch would benefit from attending this course. Bear in mind that disabled members include those with invisible impairments such as dyslexia and illnesses such as cancer, as well as more apparent physical impairments.
The course is fully funded by the union, so trainees will have accommodation, food and all course materials provided, and travel costs and lost wages will be refunded by the union. The registration form includes the opportunity to request any adjustments or provisions that will help to make the course more accessible for participants.
Other disability-related training courses (all run Monday-Friday for one week) at the National Education Centre in Doncaster next year are open to all members and include:
- 15-19 January / 23-27 April / 17-21 September: Equality at Work
- 12-16 March: Cancer in the Workplace
- 11-15 June: Disability in the Workplace
- 25-29 June: Mental Health
- 2-6 July: Autism in the Workplace
Download the application form for any of these courses here: