Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Our Branch, has nominated Mick Tosh in the election for the post of Wessex Regional Organiser this election has an important bearing on your union representation as, the successful candidate will play the leading role in Negotiations and Organisation for Members throughout the Wessex Region.

We recognise Mick Tosh has a proven record of representing and supporting all grades over many years. A sound knowledge of our all Members’ issues is necessary as the Wessex Regional Organiser. That’s why,we’ve nominated Mick and urge you to vote for him”

To advise that Ballot papers will be sent out to members from the 01st October 2012, if you do not receive your ballot paper please contact either myself or RMT Head Office on freephone  0800-376-3706 or e-mail: info@rmt.org.uk

Please use your vote, don’t waste it use it to elect Mick Tosh 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Special Guest in Attendance at Branch Meeting

To advise that Sean Hoyle (Wessex Executive Member) is in attendance at the Branch Meeting,he will be addressing the meting on issues that he is dealing with at this level.

And will also be speaking on pensions, and will be available to take questions from themembers on this subject

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Inflation Rates

Head Office Circular No. NP/0216/12

To the Secretary all Branches,

Council of Executive members,

Regional Councils and Regional Offices.

Tuesday 18th September 2012

Dear Colleagues,

New Inflation Rates

The Office of National Statistics has just published new inflation figures for the twelve months to August 2012. 

The Retail Price Index (RPI) stood at 2.9% for the year to August 2012, down 0.3% from the 3.2% figure to July 2012.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 2.5% for the year to July 2012, down 0.1% from the 2.6% figure to July 2012.

According to the ONS, the largest downward inflationary pressures came from household goods, housing & household services (particularly gas bills), clothing & footwear and food. The only significant upward pressure came from motor fuels, fares & other travel costs.

RMT pay submissions will continue to emphasise that your financial commitments have increased at a greater rate than inflation and that your living standards are undermined by this disparity.

Yours sincerely


Bob Crow

General Secretary