RMT Members Concerned About Olympic Security

We note the resolution from Stratford no.1 branch and share our branch’s concern as to the shambolic security and safety arrangements for the Olympics.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:

  • immediately contact transport authorities and employers in London asking for these concerns to be addressed as a matter of urgency
  • circulate to all members in the affected area advice on their legal right to refuse to work on the grounds of health and safety concerns
  • place replies and updates in front of us as they are received, and in any case, place this matter back in front of us before the start of the Olympic Games.

Relevant Regional Councils, branches and health & safety representatives to be advised.

What is a National Executive Committee decision?

This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

These decisions can often be brief, and may be one of several passed over a period of time. To get a better understanding or find out more information about what the RMT is doing, speak to your rep or attend your branch or Regional Council meeting.