Solidarity with other workers

Workers are stronger when we support each other. This section of the wesbite reports on other workers in Britain and across the world campaigning for a better deal, and what we can do to support them.

Unity Is Strength: RMT Forms Alliance With US 'Transport Workers Union'

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and the UK-based National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RMT) announced today that both unions have agreed to a "Trans-Atlantic Alliance," to cooperate on safety issues; launch joint campaigns targeting employers in-common; and advance a global strategy promoting the right of workers to organise unions and bargain to improve their working lives.

The alliance will send shivers down the spine of union-hostile operators like First Group and Stagecoach who have major operations in both the UK and north America.

RMT Letter Of Support For Bob Carnegie Campaign

The RMT's General Secretary Bob Crow & President Peter Pinkney have written to the "Bob Carnegie Defence Campaign" to voice the unions solidarity with the campaign to get all charges against Bob Carnegie dropped.

Bob Carnegie faces several charges after organising a 'community protest' at a construction site in Australia. You can read details of the case on the campaign website here.

The Letter
The Secretary
Bob Carnegie Defence Campaign
Queensland Australia

Fire Brigades Union Calls For Lobby Of Fire Authority Meeting

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow


The London region of the Fire Brigades Union has called a lobby of the next Fire Authority meeting on Monday 21 January 2013 at 2.00pm at the London Fire Brigade headquarters at 169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL.

I will be addressing the rally and will bring a message of solidarity from RMT.

It is expected that Authority members will, at this meeting, formally table proposals to shut several London fire stations.

Sindyanna Of Galilee Products Available From The RMT

Sindyanna is a women workers' cooperative in Galilee, Israel. Iyt is linked to the Workers' Advice Centre (WAC), a trade union project that unites Jewish and Arab workers and campaigns against the oppression of the Palestinian people.

The RMT's National Women's Conference, and our Annual general Meeting support the Sindyanna co-operative and we recommend members try out their products.

Demonstration against Condor Ferries who pay workers £2.35/hour; 12hr days, 3 months at sea.

'Demonstration against Condor Ferries who pay workers £2.35/hour; 12hr days, 3 months at sea.

In your opinion do you think it is fair for an employer operating between Portsmouth and the channel islands to pay £2.35 per hour for workers employed on these vessels for 12 hours per day for up to 3 months away??

RMT Calls For Disinvestment By London Transport Pension Fund From Semperian PPP/PFI Outfit

REPRESENTATIVES OF tube union RMT on the London Transport pension fund have called for disinvestment from Semperian PPP after it emerged that one of their subcontractors on the Great Western Hospital PFI contract in Swindon, Carillion, has been involved in a long-running dispute with sister union GMB over racial abuse, bullying and extortion.