Policing and Justice

<img src="/sites/default/files/policing.jpg" alt="Policing" hspace="55" width="160" align="right">Campaigning about the polciing of London's transport, and - in light of the death at the G20 protest in 2009 - against police violence in wider society. This section also carries articles about miscarriages of justice.

Conference on Injustice

Dear Colleague,

CONFERENCE ON “INJUSTICE” - 5th AUGUST 2021, 6PM

Following a resolution from the Black and Ethnic Minority Members' Conference, the union has organised an on-line conference on the theme of “Injustice” pulling together a number of black activist groups who tackle elements of racial injustice happening across society. The groups confirmed so far to speak include:

Justice4Grenfell

JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association)

United Friends and Families

Stop Our Kids Being Killed On Our Streets

Reparations

UN anti-racism day: defend the right to protest

Dear Colleague,

UN ANTI-RACISM DAY, SATURDAY 20 MARCH - DEFEND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST

The UN Anti-Racism Day of action this Saturday 20 March comes in the wake of the shocking events of the last few days.

The police response to the Clapham Common vigil for Sarah Everard - and now a new policing bill - are signs that the government is using the Covid19 crisis to attack the right to peaceful protest.

RMT Resolution On Steven Simpson's Murder Passed Unanimously At TUC Disabled Workers' Conference

The RMT took a motion on the tragic death of Steven Simpson to the TUC Disability conference. The motion details how Steven, a young gay man who was autistic, was brutally killed. On his 18th birthday, he was doused in tanning oil and set alight - he died the next day.

The judge in the case Roger Keen dismissed the crime as ‘good-natured horseplay’ that had gone too far, and sentenced Sheard to a unusually short sentence of just three and a half years in prison.

Durham Miner's Gala 2012

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

I am writing to remind you about this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival and Durham Miners’ Gala taking place in a few weeks time.

The date of this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival is the weekend of 13-15 July. This is an excellent and very popular event commemorating some of the pioneers of trade unionism. The procession and rally will take place on the Sunday 15 July.

Monday 21st of May: Resistance - The Best Olympic Spirit

Seize The Time

The event "Resistance - The Best Olympic Spirit", organised by the RMT, will be held at Friends House on Monday 21st May at 6pm.

Tickets are available for free from Unite Against Facism.

View the flyer here or download below.

Speakers include John Carlos, Doreen Lawrence and Janet Alder.

There will be several unforgettable speakers at the meeting:

7pm: John Carlos, Doreen Lawrence and Janet Alder

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Addison Lee Boss John Griffin's Comments Concerning London Cyclists Are Disturbing Say RMT London Taxi Branch

The RMT London Taxi Branch notes the disturbing comments made by Mr John Griffin concerning London Cyclists, This once again demonstrates his complete contempt for other road users.

This statement and his continued instruction to his drivers to flout the law in respect of Bus Lanes calls into question Addison Lee's fitness to hold a Private Hire Operators Licence.

If TfL fail in their attempts to prevent these illegal actions, we will act and invite all trade organisations to join us in that action