Policing and Justice
The RMT took a motion on the tragic death of Steven Simpson to the TUC Disability conference. The motion details how Stephen, a young gay man who was autistic, was brutally killed. On his 18th birthday, he was doused in tanning oil and set alight - he died the next day.
The judge in the case Roger Keen dismissed the crime as ‘good-natured horseplay’ that had gone too far, and sentenced Sheard to a unusually short sentence of just three and a half years in prison.
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
I am writing to remind you about this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival and Durham Miners’ Gala taking place in a few weeks time.
The date of this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival is the weekend of 13-15 July. This is an excellent and very popular event commemorating some of the pioneers of trade unionism. The procession and rally will take place on the Sunday 15 July.
Seize The Time
The event "Resistance - The Best Olympic Spirit", organised by the RMT, will be held at Friends House on Monday 21st May at 6pm.
Tickets are available for free from Unite Against Facism.
View the flyer here or download below.
Speakers include John Carlos, Doreen Lawrence and Janet Alder.
There will be several unforgettable speakers at the meeting:
7pm: John Carlos, Doreen Lawrence and Janet Alder
Addison Lee Boss John Griffin's Comments Concerning London Cyclists Are Disturbing Say RMT London Taxi BranchSubmitted by Peter on 21 April, 2012 - 22:47
The RMT London Taxi Branch notes the disturbing comments made by Mr John Griffin concerning London Cyclists, This once again demonstrates his complete contempt for other road users.
This statement and his continued instruction to his drivers to flout the law in respect of Bus Lanes calls into question Addison Lee's fitness to hold a Private Hire Operators Licence.
If TfL fail in their attempts to prevent these illegal actions, we will act and invite all trade organisations to join us in that action
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
I am writing to advise you of a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court which will effect many of the 2,500 people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year.
The Supreme Court upheld an appeal brought by Unite the Union and rejected arguments by insurance companies which would have denied compensation to victims of the terminal disease mesothelioma.
Judges in the country’s highest court agreed that the insurers of an employer at the time of the exposure to asbestos should pay compensation.
The RMT has organised a meeting to discuss 'racism, the state and the police.'
Please print and distribute the flyer amongst your colleagues and friends.
This special meeting aims to secure your solidarity. The meeting will cover the case of Sean Rigg and Christopher Alder. Sean, a young and talented musician died shortly after being detained by Brixton polive in 2008. Why he died remains unanswered.
Christopher Alder died in police custody in 1998. An inquest in 2001 recorded his death as unlawful killing. A year later, a court cleared the five police officers of manslaughter and misconduct.
RMT demands publication of the secret “RMT File” from blacklisting organisation as officials confirm police and security service involvement
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded full disclosure of the secret "RMT FILE" held by blacklisting organisation the Consulting Association as evidence mounts of police and security services involvement in the targeting of union activists in the construction and railway industries.
The RMT's General Secretary Bob Crow is to appear before the Leveson Enquiry on Wednesday morning.
Earlier last year the RMT's lawyers contacted the Metropolitan Police following suspicion that journalists may have illegally accessed private information.
The following resolution submitted by Stratford No 1 was carried unanimously at the Regional Council meeting on September 29th
In a letter to RMT lawyers, Sue Akers, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has refused to rule out suspicions that the telephone of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow may been hacked.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed today that the issue is being investigated as part of Operating Weeting - the new police probe into phone hacking.