Political representation

Ensuring that workers' voice is heard in politics

Solidarity With Jeremy Corbyn

The London Transport Regional Council executive has issued a statement following the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn by the Labour Party;

RMT London Transport Regional Council opposes the Labour Party's suspension of our long-time ally Jeremy Corbyn and calls on the party to rescind it.

Jubilee South branch stands in solidarity with striking Tower Hamlets council workers

Council workers in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets are due to strike on 3, 6, and 7 July, against their bosses' plans to dismiss thousands of workers and re-engage them on worse terms and conditions.

At its meeting on 1 July, RMT Jubilee South branch, which organises workers at Canary Wharf station, in the borough of Tower Hamlets, launched a solidarity statement in support of the strike, and donated £200 to the workers' strike fund. RMT activists are organising to secure additional branch and individual signatories to the statement.

What would a Labour government mean for your local school?

School cuts website - manifesto comparisons

Dear Colleague

The School Cuts website (https://schoolcuts.org.uk/ ), run by the education unions (NEU, ASCL, NAHT) has launched a new functionality which provides a factual comparison of what each of the main parties' manifesto pledges will mean for school funding.

You can search for the impact on the budgets of individual schools in your area and throughout the country.

Jubilee South branch passes motion against Boris Johnson's no deal Brexit plan

Jubilee South branch has passed a motion following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament in order to stifle action by MPs to attempt to block a no deal Brexit.

The motion

This branch notes Boris Johnson’s attempt to suspend Parliament, with royal assent, in order to force through a no-deal Brexit.

This branch believes that such a no-deal Brexit will have a significantly detrimental impact on our members’ lives, especially our migrant members.

Early Day Motion: restore the operational subsidy for London Underground

Support the RMT campaign to restore the operational subsidy for London Underground

The London Underground is essential to our communities, economy and environment and all the staff who work on the Tube play a vital role in keeping the network running. Shockingly the Government has withdrawn operational subsidy for Transport for London meaning that London Underground is the only Metro of its kind in the world that does not receive such subsidy.

RMT to take fight over tube cuts and privatisation direct to City Hall

TUBE UNION RMT will be taking the fight over tube cuts and privatisation direct to the front door of London Mayor Sadiq Khan at City Hall in a protest next week.

The protest - at 10am outside City Hall on Thursday 20th June - will demand No Tory Cuts Under A Labour Mayor and will shine a spotlight on planned privatisation and job cuts being cooked up by tube bosses under the cloak of their "Transformation Programme".

RMT calls on members to mobilise against Trump


Dear colleagues,

Donald Trump is visiting the UK from 3rd to 5th June - and RMT is calling on its members to mobilise for a national demonstration on Tuesday 4th June against his politics of racism, war and hate.

The Stop Trump Coalition is a network of grassroots campaigns, unions, NGOs and politicians which came together in February 2017. When Trump visited the UK last year, 250,000 people marched in London and another 150,000 joined protests around the UK.

RMT mobilisation to the national demonstration at the Conservative Party conference

RMT mobilisation to the national demonstration at the Conservative Party conference 

Saturday 29th of September

The RMT are mobilising for the demonstration at the Tory Party conference on Saturday September 29th in Birmingham. 

It was discussed at the regional EC last week and we want a big delegation this year. 

We will put on a coach but only if there are enough people. I need to get booking. 

The coach will leave King's Cross at 0900 and return approx 19.00.

RMT votes not to affiliate to Labour Party

RMT Special General Meeting agrees to align union towards Labour and encourage its members to be active in the party whilst remaining unaffiliated

Following a consultation with union Branches and Regional Councils a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the RMT has today agreed to a recommendation from the unions National Executive committee to align the RMT towards the Labour Party and encourage its 80,000 plus members to be active in the Labour Party, whilst remaining unaffiliated.