For the Oct 20th demo RMT young members in conjunction with our friends at Sabcat designed and produced special edition T-shirts with the iconic figure of Nye Bevin with quote- “No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am “concerned they are lower than vermin” on the back. With the now famous Tory spotting image with Tory #4 Ed Miliband on the front.
The special edition t-shirts will remain limited but due to the impact and subsequent interest we asked Sabcat to print more Tory Spotting t-shirts.
An important message from RMT to London Underground passengers.
During the Olympics London Underground has been counting volunteers among the number of safety-trained staff needed legally to keep Tube stations open, putting everyone concerned at risk. See overleaf to see how YOU can help us to stop this abuse.
During the Olympics, London Underground has been using volunteers to help out with the additional crowds using the Tube.
Please take a couple of minutes to take part in this online campaign in support of RMT's cleaner members on London Transport, by clicking here
By Daniel Lemberger Cooper, President SURHUL & ULU Vice President-elect
A statement from Student union officers and student activists
We the undersigned support RMT member Dayna Nembhard's fight for reinstatement to her job on London Underground. Dayna was sacked for
defending herself against a racist attack
We see this as a continuation of the solidarity built between students and Tube workers during the anti-cuts struggles of the last two years, and a crucial battle in our movements' fight against racism and for workers' rights.
"Dayna - we stand with you 1000%. We just wish we could be there with you in your appeals meeting and stand by your side. This is about right vs. wrong and you are on the side of right.
All our love and respect.
John Carlos and Dave Zirin"
FIRE BRIGADES UNION statement
London Fire Brigades Union is backing Tube Lines workers starting a 72-hour strike from 4pm this afternoon. The tube workers want access to the Transport for London pension scheme.
Ian Leahair, FBU Executive Council member for London said: “We’re throwing our support behind the Tube Lines workers taking strike action to secure access to the TfL pension scheme. A decent occupational pension is essential for workers to ensure they are not living in poverty in retirement.
RMT and TSSA union activists and supporters urged London Mayor Boris Johnson to reverse ticket office closures on London Underground that will see 800 jobs cut and safety seriously compromised. They delivered 1,500 protest postcards signed by Londoners warning of the dangers of the plan and demanding a rethink. Video filmed and edited by Chris Kasrils.
Although much of the tube network is still inaccessible for many disabled people for those of us able to use it we rely very much on staff being available to help us do so. If your staffing levels are reduced further then disabled people will find it more difficult to go out and will once again become isolated in their homes.
We would therefore like to send our support to all the strikers. You are fighting for us as well.
Disabled People Against Cuts
Our total support for your fight against the employment reductions
CCOO Metro Barcelona
As a regular user of the tube, I urge you to reconsider the cuts as I feel we have a sufficient passenger service (albeit not excellent!). I fear any cuts would only further detriment what is already an understaffed industry, in fact among other things, the reason the current staff just about get on with it is because the majority of them appear thoroughly polite, efficient and hard-working. in light of this we londoners support the strike action and hope that you hear our voices and reconsider.
Craig - Stratford E15
Dear Mr Mayor