International solidarity

Support and solidarity for workers and trade unionists around the world

Guest speakers

The following guest speakers addressed the AGM:

  • David Cretney, Isle of Man Minister of Transport
  • Joe O'Flynn, General Secretary SIPTU (Irish transport union)
  • Karl-Heinz Zimmerman, Transnet (German transport union)
  • John McDonnell MP, convenor of RMT's Parliamentary group
  • Assaf Adiv, Manager of the Workers' Advice Centre, Israel
  • Avraham Edri, Chairman, Histadrut
  • Paddy Crumlin, National Secretary, Maritime Union Australia
  • Chris Kane, Western District Secretary, Maritime Union Australia
  • Cedric Godevin, CGT (French trade union)

RMT Young Members Present a Nicaragua Benefit Gig

RMT Young Members Present a Nicaragua Benefit Gig @ Brixton Jamm - Saturday 13th June 2009

Including Guest Speaker Karina Gomez, Young Nicaraguan Trade Unionist

Live Acts - Oggie, Red Venom and Melody Boytoy

On the Decks Dirty Needlez DJs from www.flavourradio.com Skelly B and Locky Stylez with MC Flowz

Proceeds will help support the Linking Young Trade Unionists Project and projects run for informal sector workers by the CTCP Confederacion de Trabajadores de Cuenta Propia- Informal Sector Union in Nicaragua.

Resolution: Human Trafficking

This resolution, submitted by Swansea No. 1 Branch, was passed unanimously by RMT Women's Conference. It will now be submitted to RMT's 2009 Annual General Meeting.

That this Conference believes that Human Trafficking is a scandalous violation of human dignity.

In the UK the abolition of the Slave Trade Act was passed on 25th March 1807. Two hundred years later there are still slaves in Britain.

Call For Delegation to Durban II

This resolution, submitted by Finsbury Park branch, was passed at the October 2008 meeting of the Regional Council

United Nations World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) Review Geneva: 20 – 24th April 2009 “Call for delegation to DURBAN II”

The UN World Conference Against Racism Review process is currently taking place and a second round of preparation meetings will be held on the 6th to 17th October 2008.

The main review will be held from 20 – 24th April 2009.