This year ASLEF saw a first as we sent a delegation to the TUC Disabled Workers Conference for the first time. This was after we set up the Disabled Members Forum (DMF) in late 2019 with their first meeting taking place in early 2020.
This year’s young workers conference took place online 27 – 28 March. Our delegation was made up of James Sutherland (YMRC Chair, District 3) , Lukas Sutcliffe (Elected lay member and YMRC District 4), Hollie Yates(YMRC Secretary,District 5) and Rob Spilsbury (elected lay member District 6).
TUC LGBT+ Conference took place virtually 25-26 February 2021. ASLEF’s delegation carried over from the cancelled 2020 conference and was made up by Darran Brown (LGBT+RC Secretary, District 3), David Jones (LGBT+RC Chair, District 7), Graham O’Mara (elected lay member, District 6) and James Sutherland (elected Lay member, District 3). Darran Brown was re-elected toContinue reading “TUC LGBT+ Conference 2021”
TUC Black Workers Conference took place Friday to Sunday March 19 – 21. The conference was organised to function as more of an organising opportunity with plenty of workshops and practical sessions in place of debates to engage, educate and organise activists.
TUC Women’s Conference took place virtually March 3 – 5. ASLEF sent a delegation of four members made up of Debbie Reay (WRC Chair), Liz Cocks (WRC Secretary), Elizabeth Surrey (elected lay member) and Jenny Wray (Elected lay member and WRC representative District 4)
This weekend is UN Anti-Racism Day, and events are being held to mark the day right across the world. You can join the online rally organised by Stand up to Racism and the TUC for free at 5pm on Saturday 20th March. Click here to register.
Forgotten – Remarkable Women Missing from HistoryMarch 8th is International Women’s Day and to mark the day our Women’s Representative Committee hosted a webinar which shined a light on the achievements of important women which have been forgotten or misattributed to men throughout history.
To mark LGBT+ History Month in 2021 our LGBT+ Representative Committee hosted a webinar covering the work of the committee since its inception in 2000. Featuring founding and current members of the committee, the webinar explored the experiences then and now for LGBT+ members within ASLEF and working on the railway.
AAD 2000 saw the creation of the consultative committees and at AAD 2001 – 2003 the work of the consultative committees was summarised in EC reports. At AAD 2004 the consultative committees sent a member to AAD to report on the work of the consultative committee over the year.
The ASLEF equality committee’s as well as growing in number have had a variety of titles over the last 20 years. At inception they were the Women’s, Sexually Equality and Race Consultative Committees and now in 2020 we have the Women’s, LGBT+, BAME and Young Members Representative Committees as well as the Disabled Members Forum.