RMT sends full support to striking workers and pledges co-ordinated action in fight against cuts

THE RMT AGM in Fort William has sent a message of “full and unconditional” support to the three quarters of a million workers taking action today against Government attacks on their pensions.

RMT has also pledged to co-ordinate its campaigning and action against the McNulty assault on the railways with other workers facing similar attacks on their jobs, pay and pensions over the coming months.

Speaking from the RMT AGM in Fort William, RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

“The 750,000 workers out their taking action today are an inspiration to every trade union member in this country and they have the full and unconditional support of the RMT.

“Up and down the country, RMT members will be joining PCS and teachers union picket lines to bring home the message - unity and solidarity the length and breadth of the trade union movement is our only defence against a political class who want working people to pay the price for this bankers crisis.

“Yesterday, RMT’s AGM voted to mount one almighty campaign against the McNulty assault that would rip the rail industry to shreds in the name of private greed. Make no mistake, we will co-ordinate that campaign, including industrial action, with the teachers, the nurses, the public servants and the rest of the workers who make this country tick and who find themselves under unprecedented attack from this ConDem Government.”

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