RMT News: special coronavirus bulletin 1

This is an emergency on line edition of RMT News that we have produced to bring together the various strands of work that the union has been involved in since the Covid 19 crisis took hold.

Since this emergency broke the overriding priority of your union has been to protect the health, safety and livelihoods of our members in every industry and sector where we organise.

This has been extremely challenging as you will be aware. Offices have had to be closed and our normal processes and procedures have had to be adapted to the critical situation we are confronted with to ensure continuity of our operations. The whole of the organisation has risen to this extraordinary challenge and I want to pay tribute to our reps, activists, officers and staff who have stepped up to the plate, rolled up their sleeves and le kept the union functioning in our members interests.

I also want to pay tribute to you, our members. In the transport sector it is you who have kept our key workers moving so that our hospitals, fire stations, shops and other essential services can keep going.

The union has secured guarantees on safety, pay, pensions and jobs for many of you but some of our members have been treated abysmally and we will continue to fight for your interests with every tool at our disposal.

RMT has prioritised getting information out to you as we have it on social media, our website and our app. Please keep tuned in to all of our platforms for important updates.

We will get through this.

We have to stand together, we have to work together and we have to give each other the support and assistance we need to come though this crisis fit and strong for the future. That is exactly what we will endeavour to do.

Mick Cash

RMT General Secretary


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