Retired Members' branch
RMT pledges to fight Cameron-ally Nick Boles attack on pensioners travel.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said
"Nick Boles speaks for the rotten core of the Tory party when he lines up his attack on pensioners' free travel and other well-earned benefits. He knows full well that means-testing the travel pass would stop many who need it from claiming it - cutting off their lifeline and leaving them isolated from the wider world. The Tory right are using the bankers' economic crisis as a cover to take the axe to core pensioners' benefits and we will fight them all the way.
The RMT Retired Members’ Conference will be held on April 26th in London.
More details will be added as we receive them.
From Ted Richardson, Secretary, London Transport Retired Members' branch ...
My report is fairly short due to the fact that I suffered a blackout during the course of the Conference and had to return home for medical treatment. ...
This resolution, proposed by Finsbury Park branch, was passed at the January meeting of the Regional Council:
“That this region requests the General Secretary and the Council of Executives of the RMT allocate three additional position for Retired members of the RMT to the Black and Ethnic Minority Members Advisory Committee.”