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.

TfL Plan To Buy Crossrail Trains Dealt Blow By Tory Transport Minister

RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the Government could be preparing an action replay of the Thameslink stitch-up of Bombardier over the Crossrail contract as it emerged that Transport Secretary Justine Greening has sabotaged a plan that would have potentially saved train building in the nation that gave the railways to the world.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: “Despite the long public row over the Thameslink stitch- up, and the threat to over 10,000 jobs at Bombardier in Derby and in the supply chain, reports today suggest that the Government are planning an action replay over Crossrail in a move that would kill UK train building once and for all.


Once again, the Morning Star must appeal to its backbone and its lifeblood, the readers who own, support and underwrite the paper - in short, you.

And if you do not respond, and soon, there may well not be a paper to support.

It has been an eventful and in many ways successful four or five years for the Morning Star.

In that period, we have gained formal support and a presence on our board of management from a solid majority of the organised trade union movement - a first that has astonished - and gratified - people throughout the labour movement.

Young Members To Rally In Support Of St Pauls Anti-Capitalism Camp

The recent setting up of the anti capitalist camp in the vicinity of St Pauls in London is part a global movement that is seeking to raise awareness in that the attacks on ordinary working people around the world as a result of the economic crisis is directly the fault of casino styled bankers and it is they who should be footing the bill. Trade Unions have historically been at the forefront of such actions and it is imperative that people identify us as the organised voice of working people.

No To Hate Crime Vigil

An annual 'Vigil Against Hate Crime' is due to take place on Friday 28th October, 7.30pm-9pm in Trafalgar Square.

A 2-minute silence to remember all victims of hate crime will be observed at 8pm across the UK.

No To Hate Crime said “We believe that it is important to actively remember the victims of hate crime, to show our support to those who have had their lives changed forever by acts of hate. To state clearly that hate crime is not acceptable in our communities and that we need to work together to tackle this problem.”

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group Seeks A Part-time Trade Union Worker

seeks a Part-time Trade Union Worker (10 hours a week)

Purpose of the post: To develop and sustain links between Nicaraguan and UK trade unions. The main focus will be communications, promoting and preparing a delegation of UK trade unionists who will visit Nicaragua in April 2012, and fundraising to support the work of NSCAG and projects identified by Nicaraguan trade unions.

Location: Based in the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign offices, 86 Durham Rd, Finsbury Park, N7 7DT, London

Rally Against McNulty Report

The McNulty Report is proposing an all out attack on jobs, pay and conditions for mainline railway staff.

We have every opportunity to defeat McNulty and make sure that these plans never gets off the ground. Let’s keep up the pressure.

A Rally and Lobby of Parliament is being held on 25th October. Encourage your workmates, family and friends to come along and protect our railways.

75th Anniversary Celebrations Of The Battle of Cable Street

This year marks the 75th anniversary of a key moment in the 20th Century struggle against fascism in this Country, the Battle of Cable Street. . RMT is sponsoring the celebrations and rally on Sunday 2nd October in East London and all members are urged to attend what should be a magnificent day.

Assembly for the march is 11.30 at the junction of Braham Street and Leman Street (Aldgate East Tube Station). The Rally will be at 13.00 in St George-in-the-East Gardens (off Cable Street).

Public Meeting: London Trade Unions Battle ConDem Cuts

A joint trade union meeting is being held in London to press the demand for a public sector general strike in the autumn. The meeting is being organized by the National Shop Stewards Network and will be attended by the RMT, Fire Brigades Union, Communication Workers Union and the Public and Commercial Sectors Union.

All our welcome.

The meeting will be held on Monday 18th July, 6.00pm at Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, W1T 6AQ. (Map).

RMT sends full support to striking workers and pledges co-ordinated action in fight against cuts

THE RMT AGM in Fort William has sent a message of “full and unconditional” support to the three quarters of a million workers taking action today against Government attacks on their pensions.

RMT has also pledged to co-ordinate its campaigning and action against the McNulty assault on the railways with other workers facing similar attacks on their jobs, pay and pensions over the coming months.

Speaking from the RMT AGM in Fort William, RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: