Protests

Demonstrations and other protests in support of our members and our policies

RMT Young Members have a Blast in Brussels

At the end of March RMT young members travelled to Brussels to take part in a rally for nationalisation and against privatisation on the first anniversary of the European Commission's Transport White Paper, which orders states to surrender transport networks to corporate interests

We brought along our handmade banner which we worked really hard creating from scratch. It took a lot of hard work especially as we had underestimated how long it would take. Young members met up at Martine House in Clapham Common the day before to design and create the banner. It was great laugh, we each did small shifts and were powered by liquid nourishment and fish & chips.

It was shorts and t-shirt weather in Brussels and after the rally we enjoyed the many things that Brussels had to offer.

RMTV: Save Our Railways, No to McNulty, Nationwide Budget "Day of Action"

To coincide with the 2012 budget, RMT called a nationwide day of action against changes proposed in the McNulty Report and the governments Rail Command Paper.

RMTv caught up with events at Waterloo station, a terminal for South West Trains who will be running an experimental operation to run both track maintenance and passenger train services.

You can view lots more videos like this at RMTV

RMT Confirms Timetable For Industrial Action Ballot On Tube Lines Over Pensions And Staff Travel

TUBE UNION RMT today confirmed the timetable on a ballot for strike action and action short of a strike on Tube Lines.

Ballot papers will be sent out to RMT members at Tube Lines, including ex-Alstom Stratford Market depot staff, on the 20th March with the ballot closing on the 16th April. RMT is calling for a massive yes vote for industrial action to back the union’s demand for equal pension and travel-pass rights.

RMT Marches with Students

RMT members joined other trade unionists and students in marching through London today to protest against rises in tuition fees, cuts in education funding, and the scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

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The last photo shows me speaking at the opening rally, giving solidarity greetings from RMT - after a speaker from the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts had sent a speaker to our Regional Council meeting two days previously.

RMT Marches with Students

RMT members joined other trade unionists and students in marching through London today to protest against rises in tuition fees, cuts in education funding, and the scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

EPS branch banner
placard says clegg epic fail









NUT placard

Video: Tube Workers And Supporters Protest Outside London's City Hall Over Ticket Office Cuts

RMT and TSSA union activists and supporters urged London Mayor Boris Johnson to reverse ticket office closures on London Underground that will see 800 jobs cut and safety seriously compromised. They delivered 1,500 protest postcards signed by Londoners warning of the dangers of the plan and demanding a rethink. Video filmed and edited by Chris Kasrils.

VIDEO: RMT Joins The Fight Against Student Fees

RMT activists joined students and university unions in their protest outside parliament as MPs debated increasing university tuition fees to £9,000 per year. Later, the House of Commons backed the Con-Dem government's proposals by just 323 votes to 302 with a total of 27 Tory and Lib-Dem MPs voting against the government. Students and their supporters have pledged to fight on. Build for the mass anti-cuts demonstration called by the TUC for March 26, 2011. Video filmed and edited by Chris Kasrils.