Economic crisis / fighting public service cuts

RMT calls for urgent meeting with Transport Secretary over London transport cuts

RMT calls for urgent meeting with transport secretary over cuts, safety and services.

Transport union RMT today called for urgent talks with re-appointed transport secretary Chris Grayling over the axing of guards by train companies, the impact of budget cuts at Transport for London and the threat to safety of major cuts at Network Rail. The union is also calling for top level talks on the future of Britain's maritime industry.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

Northern Line commuters feel impact of cuts as train breakdown causes massive disruption

A broken down train on London's Northern Line this morning, leading to massive disruption the length of the line, has capped off a week of chaos for London commuters as the reality of trying to cram surging numbers of passengers into chronically overcrowded rail and tube services comes home to ‎roost. 

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

May Day - March For Bob

Dear Colleague

March for Bob

National RMT Mobilisation for May Day, London, Thursday 1st May 2014

I can advise you that following discussions with the May Day Organsing Committee it has been confirmed that the RMT will lead the May Day March on 1st May.

The event will be used to honour Bob’s memory and another giant of the Labour Movement, Tony Benn, who some of you may recall was a honorary member of the RMT.

The March will be led by the RMT Brass Band and followed by RMT banners.

Trade Unions & Disabled People Fighting Austerity

The Trade Union Congress have updated their briefing document, 'Trade unions and disabled people fighting austerity' to take into account of recent court rulings.

The document is aimed at union officials and activists, to give you the key facts and to encourage you to ensure disabled people's inclusion in the union’s work and campaigns.

Introduction: resisting a relentless attack

Report: TUC Disabled Workers' Committee meeting, 6 February

The meeting took place on the final day of our 48-hour strike on London Underground and TfL. The Committee agreed to send a message of support to RMT and TSSA, and Committee members held a brief protest (in the pouring rain!) outside Tottenham Court Road station after the meeting. Photos of the protest have been circulated widely on social media.

Bob Crow Warns Of Attack On Workers In 2014

RMT general secretary Bob Crow warns of hard year of campaigning and action ahead in New Year message.

"No one should be under any illusions. 2014 will be a tough year for Britain's workers as the Government ratchets up its attacks on workers rights and public services. Cuts are set to escalate and only militant and coordinated action across workplaces and communities can stop the bulldozer of austerity