Letter to the Morning Star: Fighting for Members?!

It's good to see various trade union leaders saying they will be fighting for their members whoever is running the country, but perhaps they should start now. Most of the recent disputes in the oil refineries, occupations at Visteon etc were started by rank and file with the leaderships being forced to support the workers.

Big adverts in the Morning Star stating how many members you have and pleading for the government not to cut public services and please be progressive do nothing. Fighting back does.

The ongoing dispute between RMT and Transport for London is being undermined by the inaction of TSSA, UNISON, Unite and others. If they were willing to join the fight to protect jobs and wages, the staff would be celebrating a victory by now instead of being left in limbo.

To quote Engels, "An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."

Paul Rutland Chair RMT TfL No.1 Branch