Political representation

Ensuring that workers' voice is heard in politics

Resolution: Support for Ian Page, Onay Kasab and Jill Mountford

The Regional Council AGM passed the following resolution, composited from resolutions and amendments from Camden 3, Neasden and Stratford no.1 branches ...

This Regional Council applauds Bob Crow and those officials and members of RMT who have pledged their personal support to the Trade Unionists and Socialist Coalition at the next general election.

Resolution: Support for Ian Page, TUSC

The following resolution, submitted by Neasden branch, was composited with other resolutions and passed at the February meeting of the Regional Council ...

This regional council applauds Bob Crow and those officials and members of RMT who have pledged their personal support to the Trade Unionists and Socialist Coalition at the next general election.

Resolution: Election Candidates

The Regional Council Executive submits the following resolution to the February meeting of the Regional Council.

This Executive Committee suggests that the LTRC organises a Special Meeting to discuss the standing of candidates, in any forthcoming Council/General Elections, under the umbrella of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition. Branches should be asked to submit the names of any candidates who may want to stand.

Resolution: Diane Abbott MP

The Regional Council Executive endorsed this resolution on behalf of the Regional Council at its meeting on 9 February 2010.

This Regional Council has been informed that Diane Abbot MP supported the former Mayor Ken Livingstone’s policy to privatise the East London Line. Also she did not sign the Early Day Motion regarding the issue.

If this is true then Ms Abbot has broken the policy of this union and the principles of our Parliamentary Group.

RMT Organise Conference On Crisis in Working Class Political Representation

In an important initiative aimed at shifting the political debate away from the cuts and pro-business agenda of the three main parties, transport union RMT is convening a conference on the “Crisis in Working Class Representation” in London on Saturday, 7th November 2009.

Snow Day Pay: Boris Breaks Promise

It's confirmed: Boris Johnson has broken his promise that no London Underground staff would be penalised for being unable to get to work because of the heavy snowfall on 2 February. In answers to questions put to him by Green Party Assembly Member Darren Johnson, the Mayor backs up the unfair actions of London Underground management in every single respect.

Now we know how much a promise from our Tory Mayor is really worth!

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Conference: Crisis in Working Class Representation

REGISTER NOW:

Venue: Camden Centre, London

I encourage members to register now for the public meeting the RMT has convened to examine the crisis in working class political representation. It will be held in London at the Camden Centre on Saturday 7th November 2009 between 11am and 3pm.

The 2009 RMT Annual General Meeting decided to hold this non-binding and non-resolution based Conference, to discuss with like-minded socialists and trade unionists how best we can promote working class political interests.