Protests

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

Protest: Stop the BNP's 'Red White and Blue' festival

Anti-fascismMore information here.

Coaches will take protesters from London to Codnor, Derbyshire. RMT's London Transport Regional Council will fund members to travel to the protest on coaches organised by other bodies eg. Trades Councils.

Barnet TUC has booked a 33 seat coach, which is scheduled to pick up in Finchley Central then Edgware, before travelling to Codnor to reach there at 11am. They expect to leave Codnor at about 4pm.

Hope Not Hate - Stop the BNP Poster Campaign

Your help can stop the BNPs national billboard campaign.

Clear Channel – an outdoor advertising agency – have sold the BNP adverts on billboards across the country – they’re financially profiting from the BNP’s vicious campaign.

We are asking all our supporters to send a message to Clear Channel – demanding that they take down the BNP’s racist propaganda.

After you send your letter we will keep you up to date with details about this and other campaigns.

RMT to protest at Israeli Embassy in support of sacked Arab rail workers

MEMBERS OF Britain’s largest rail union, RMT, will be taking a protest over the dismissal of 40 Israeli Arab rail workers to the steps of the Israeli Embassy at 1pm on Monday 11th May.

The protest will draw attention to the decision of Israel Railways to change its employment terms so that only Israeli army veterans will now be employed as lookouts at level crossings to prevent collisions between trains and vehicles. The current Arab workforce are exempt from national service and as a consequence have now been handed redundancy notices by Israel Railways.

Resolution: Death at G20 Protests

Stratford no.1 branch has passed this resolution and submitted it for discussion at the April meeting of the Regional Council.

This branch / Regional Council regrets the violent circumstances surrounding the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson at the G20 demonstrations. This unfortunate individual, guilty of nothing more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time, was known to many of our members at Bank/Monument station. We send our condolences to his friends and family and call for legal action against those individuals responsible for his death.

Defend rail and tube jobs services: national rally and lobby of parliament for a publicly owned people’s railway, Tuesday May 5

From Bob Crow

Dear Colleague,

Rail bosses are using the recession as an excuse to attack jobs and conditions and cut back on services and essential rail works. Thousands of jobs are being threatened or have been lost. At the same time rail fat cats are raking in big profits and bonuses on the back of the most expensive fares in Europe. Make no mistake: as the recession worsens so will the attack on rail workers and rail services.

Leaflet for G20 Protests

RMT reps and activists will be giving this leaflet on protests organised this week to coincide with the G20 summit. Click '1 attachment' / file name to download it. Read the text below.

RMT supports G20 protests
• Tube staff are on your side.
• A fight for public transport is a fight against climate change
• Support our upcoming strike.

We are on your side!

Letter from Bob Crow: G20 Summit – London Wide Demonstrations

Dear Colleague

RMT members have been expressing their concerns regarding possible violent demonstrations in the capital over the coming week in relation to the G20 summit and I am writing to all employers and the British Transport Police on your behalf. It has been suggested in some parts of the national press that some of these demonstrations may be violent in nature. It is highly possible that the transport infrastructure could well be targeted as part of these demonstrations.