In an attempt to redress the under-representation of women in our union the RTBU, in listening to the requests of women members has established a new position “Women’s Workplace Advocate”.
The position of RTBU Women’s Workplace Advocate is to be an additional point of contact, based in the workplace or work group, between women members and the union. This position will be elected by women members of the workplace or work group and is intended to compliment, not replace or counter pose the position of workplace Delegate. Elected Women’s Advocates will receive tailored training to support them in their role.
The role of an RTBU Women’s Workplace Advocate is:
- To work with RTBU delegates and officials to advocate for the rights of women at work.
- Attend monthly delegates meetings where they exist.
- To attend and promote events of RTBUWomen.
- To facilitate the involvement of women members in union campaigns and events.
- To strengthen and support the union as a whole.
- A point of contact for women who have an issue they feel they can only raise with a woman.
Over the last three months the union has been running elections at various workplaces to elect the Women’s Advocates. If there is yet to be an election in your area, don’t panic, there will be one in the coming weeks/months. Please contact the Union office on 8630 9100 to enquire when this election will take place.
We would like to congratulate the following women who stuck their hands up to give it a go and have been officially elected by their work groups:
Carol Hurlston – Werribee to Newport
Deliala Bangeira – Newport to Williamstown
Sharon Chaile – Foostcray to Sunbury
Julie Hall – Transport House B Roster
Mandy Formenton – Transport House A Roster
Lyn Malonzo – North Melbourne A Roster
Amanda Irving – North Melbourne B Roster
Leonie Poole – Hawthorn B Roster
Multi Modal Authorised Officers
Kellie Grayson – Southern Cross A Roster
Stacey Osborne – Southern Cross C Roster
Heather Sulivan – Ballarat
Belinda Tcaciuc – Ballarat
If you would like to know more about this exciting new position, or wish to have an election for a Women’s Advocate in your workplace please contact Hannah Scott on 8630 9100 to organise.
All welcome to the next meeting of RTBUWomen on;
Thursday 11 August 2016
Box Hill Station meeting room