Anti-union laws

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Blog: Tories Call For More Anti Union Laws

Strike Ban Threat
The Tories have announced plans for more anti-union laws which could see public transport strikes effectively banned. Around 24% of the electorate voted for the Tories, yet they want 50% of workers to vote yes for a strike to go ahead. A rewriting of democracy which would be very difficult for any union to satisfy.

They'd also call for a minimum tube service to run at all times, restrict picketing, and reduce the time union reps get to defend members.

RMT fight back against the onslaught of anti worker policies

LTRC are organising a weeks recruitment activity June 7 - 13 across all of our region.
We have asked full time officers to try to make part of these days.
But as you know the main focus and organising abilities of branch secretaries always ensure these events are a success.
We are asking all branches to participate in this important activity.

LUL have today announced their intention to press ahead with night tube for drivers
Station staff have already been given their rosters.
Fleet and engineering to follow.
Service control are also being lined up.

DEMO FRIDAY 23 JANUARY 2015 – SODEXO HQ- HOLBORN- REINSTATE PETRIT MIHAJ NOW!

RMT are planning a series of protests outside Sodexo Ltd HQ to mark the anniversary of the unfair dismissal of RMT rep Petrit Mihaj.

We will continue to fight for the reinstatement of Petrit, he was dismissed for his trade union activities, and these included representing members at grievances, disciplinary meetings and fact finders. Activities that trade union reps are meant to participate in.

Petrit was found to be unfairly dismissed by an Employment Tribunal in 2014; the ET found him 100% victimised and discriminated against by the employer Sodexo.

REINSTATE PETRIT MIHAJ- SODEXO WORKER SACKED FOR TRADE UNION ACTIVITIES

After the reps meeting at Conway Hall all reps and activists are being asked to come down to the Sodexho HQ in Holborn for a demonstration against a union busting employer.

There can be no greater sacrifice a Trade Union rep can make than to be sacked entirely for Trade Union activities.

An ET has found 100% in favour of Petrit, absolute no fault against him.

This is a unique case. Normally the employer can point to some area of misconduct they use to dismiss.

Sodexo - Why we are here

RMT takes fight against global union-busters Sodexo to their London HQ
Campaigners and trade unionist fighting the victimisation and dismissal of RMT union activist Petrit Mihaj will be taking the battle against global union-busters Sodexo to the front door of the company’s London headquarters at 9am this coming Monday, the 11th August.

The protest, 9am Monday 11th August, will take place at:

Sodexo
ONE SOUTHAMPTON ROW
HOLBURN
LONDON
WC1B 5HA

May Day - March For Bob

Dear Colleague

March for Bob

National RMT Mobilisation for May Day, London, Thursday 1st May 2014

I can advise you that following discussions with the May Day Organsing Committee it has been confirmed that the RMT will lead the May Day March on 1st May.

The event will be used to honour Bob’s memory and another giant of the Labour Movement, Tony Benn, who some of you may recall was a honorary member of the RMT.

The March will be led by the RMT Brass Band and followed by RMT banners.

Briefing: Anti-Union Laws

Anti-union lawsThis briefing itemises anti-trade-union legislation since 1980. It then looks further back into history, and examines some of the key issues in Britain's anti-union laws.

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download this as a document; click 'read more' to read the text below.

RMT Backs 'Bury Thatcher, Join A Union' Initiative

Transport union RMT announced today that it is backing a “Bury Thatcherism – Join a Union” initiative which will officially launch next Wednesday, the day of the former Prime Ministers funeral.

The initiative is designed to use the frenzy and polarisation that has developed since Margaret Thatcher’s death to encourage the angry and disaffected to do something positive on Wednesday, that is join a trade union and if you are already a union member encourage others to join and get involved.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

Special Meeting: The Thatcher Years - The Resistance, The Victims, The Truth

From London Transport Region Secretary John Reid

RMT Members are invited to a political event to commemorate the victims of Thatcherism and neo liberalism.
Celebrate the heroic resistance of the Miners, Print workers,anti poll tax movement, and all the working class communities who resisted Thatcher during the dark days of her vicious anti working class reign as Prime Minister.

Meeting and refreshments at the Exmouth Arms on Wednesday 17th April 1900 hours.

Speakers include:
Linda Wiles - President of the Region

RMT Letter Of Support For Bob Carnegie Campaign

The RMT's General Secretary Bob Crow & President Peter Pinkney have written to the "Bob Carnegie Defence Campaign" to voice the unions solidarity with the campaign to get all charges against Bob Carnegie dropped.

Bob Carnegie faces several charges after organising a 'community protest' at a construction site in Australia. You can read details of the case on the campaign website here.

The Letter
The Secretary
Bob Carnegie Defence Campaign
Queensland Australia