Domestic Violence and International Women’s day RMT


Today I would like to show my solidarity with women all over the world on International Women’s day and to raise the issue of domestic violence against women. The RMT have released a model domestic violence policy for the transport industry which I hope gets rolled out to every employer.

I’m Caroline Leneghan, I’m a member of the RMT and assistant Branch Secretary of my RMT branch.
Until recently I was in a relationship with the RMT Assistant General Secretary Steve Hedley. During the relationship I experienced physical and mental domestic violence which made me feel hopeless to challenge. In January I reported a violent assault to the police that took place the previous year. On this occasion he kicked a pot of paint at me, threw me around by my hair and pinned me to the floor repeatedly punching me in the face. The extent of my injuries meant I…

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Open letter to Chris Finlayson: So I heard you’re a little sad your billboard fell down… poop. Here’s our story.

Well said


OK, so I read you were a little ‘disappointed’ with the vandals on your boards in Rongotai.

Here’s a novel idea – how about spending some time with the people of Rongotai? I’ve lived in this electorate over the last three elections. Never once have I had a visit, phone call or pamphlet from you or your ‘team’. I’ve asked around and the overwhelming general consensus is you aren’t even trying – or at least certainly do not care, about the people here.

I’ve seen Russel Norman, Annette King, Brent Piersen and even the Internet-Mana candidate out and about in our community – mingling around with the locals, asking them how they’re doing and if they need any help. Not once from you sir. Why is this?

If you’re looking for sympathy for this government, you aren’t going to find it on the streets of Newtown. I have been disgusted…

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