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.

Royal Mail - Not For Sale!

Vince Cable has announced that the ConDem government is to sell off the Post Office - despite the fact that Post Office workers, and the big majority of the public oppose this.

Janine Booth, RMT Regional Secretary, said: “When this disastrous policy was floated by the last government a couple of years ago, our Regional Council unanimously passed a resolution condemning it. We know from the experience of PPP, and from mainline rail privatisation, that selling off public services only benefits private-sector fat cats. Working conditions, job security and the service itself always suffer.

Message of support: UCU strike in London colleges

Staff at eleven London colleges are likely to strike over funding cuts on Wednesday, May 5. Higher education has been hit with a series of funding cuts that now total close to £1bn, while further education has been told to make savings of £340m in the next academic year. You can read more about the dispute here.

I have sent the following message of support on behalf of RMT's London Transport Region ...

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Dear brothers and sisters

Lobby: Justice for Jarvis Workers

RAIL UNION RMT is backing a lobby by the Justice 4 Jarvis Workers campaign of Network Rail chief Iain Coucher this Wednesday (28th April) as the union continues the fight to save 1200 workers from being dumped on the dole following the collapse of the company last month.

Justice 4 Jarvis workers from across the UK will be taking their case to the doorstep of Network Rail, and it’s Chief Executive Iain Coucher, at 1pm on Wednesday 28th April at King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG or meet at Unity House at 12:00

Rally to support BA cabin crew

BAFull support from RMT's London Transport Regional Council to striking British Airways cabin crew. Like us, they are transport workers fighting for workers' rights, services and safety in the face of a hostile management, press vilification and massive political pressure to surrender. Solidarity forever!

Venue: Bedfont Football Club, The Orchard, Hatton Road, Bedfont, London TW14 8QT

Cabin crew will walk out just after midnight (00.01 hours, 20th March) after BA failed to table acceptable proposals on the issues of job cuts and crews' fears that management is driving down standards at the airline.

Demonstration in Support of Alberto Durango and the Cleaners

A demonstration is to take place at the offices of UBS at 100, Liverpool Street, EC2, to protest against the actions of Lancaster (Rentokil).

Alberto Durango was sacked from Lancaster on 4th February 2010 for organising the workers and standing up for their rights. Alberto is a good friend of London RMT Bus Workers and they are asked to attend and give their support to him and the cleaners.

The cleaners are being pressured to agree to a cut in working hours with subsequent loss of pay while still being expected to do the same amount of work.