Political representation

Ensuring that workers' voice is heard in politics

Political Representation

This resolution, proposed by DLR branch, was defeated at the February meeting of the Regional Council.

Although we have a very pro-active parliamentary lobby group of 40 to 50 MPs, they can be hopelessly outnumbered (about 6-1) by MPs guided by other interests and influences.

In stark contrast, trade unionists alone outnumber those in power.

But the potential for us to become the meat and muscle on the skeletal political and democratic frame is far from being realised – a situation that benefits the powerful and greedy immensely.

John McDonnell makes stand for democracy, says RMT

RMT press release, issued today

HAYES AND Harlington MP John McDonnell made a stand for democracy with his demonstration in the House of Commons today, Britain’s specialist transport union said.

Condemning the MP’s suspension from the house after he seized the Mace in the Commons chamber, RMT said that Mr McDonnell had been right to label as a disgrace the denial of a vote by MPs on the controversial decision to build a third Heathrow runway.

Labour Representation Committee Supports RMT Cleaners Fighting Victimisation



The LRC supports demonstration against victimisation of tube cleaners

The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) supports the RMT Tube cleaners who will be demonstrating tomorrow (8th January 09) at the Greenwich offices of cleaning contractor ISS against its victimisation of union reps following last year’s successful strike for the London living wage.

RMT-organised Conference to discuss the crisis in working-class political representation

Saturday January 10 2009, 11am - 3pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London NW1

Speakers: Brian Caton POA General Secretary Bob Crow RMT General Secretary Professor Mary Davis John McDonnell MP Mark Serwotka PCS General Secretary Chair John Leach RMT President

Open to all. Please register in advance at info@rmt.org.uk, or write to RMT, Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD

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