Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition
The RMT is supporting the Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition for election in the 2012 London Assembly elections.
The Trade Union & Socialist Coalition is holding a public meeting this Wednesday 6th march at 7:30 p.m.
at Gospel Oak Primary School, Mansfield Road, London NW3 2JB.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow will be speaking at the event which is in support of TUSC candidate - and RMT London Transport Region Secretary - John Reid who is standing as an anti cuts candidate in the gospel oak ward by-election.
With less than a week to go in the Eastleigh by-election, promoted by the resignation of ConDem criminal Chris Huhne, transport union RMT today blasted a deliberate media blackout of working class candidate Darren Procter, a member of the union’s executive and the candidate of the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).
From London Transport Region Secretary John Reid
Attached are the Brixton and Walthamstow leaflets which include the meeting details Brixton Monday 14th Jan speaker Steve Hedley RMT Assistant General Secretary
Walthamstow Wednesday 23rd Jan
Please encourage RMT members to come to these meetings and to get involved in campaigning in Brixton.
The byelection is on Thursday 17th January (ie next week).
Please ask for RMT members to come out this Saturday, 12th January
A TOTAL of 134 candidates, standing in 133 wards in 40 councils, contested the English and Welsh local elections on May 3rd under the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) umbrella. In addition, TUSC stood a candidate in the Liverpool mayoral contest and a list of candidates for the all-London Assembly Member part of the Greater London Authority (GLA) elections (it did not stand candidates for the London mayor or the 14 GLA Constituency Member seats).
President of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) selected to lead new trade unionist and socialist electoral challenge for Greater London Assembly Elections in May 2012
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has selected Alex Gordon President of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) to lead its list for the London Assembly elections due to take place on 3 May 2012.
These are the issues I covered in my report to the Regional Council on 23 February:
- Track contractors’ charter
- Website / app
- RMT/TSSA merger
- Eurostar cleaners / Heathrow Express
- Petrit’s legal case
- Women – training / conference
- Alstom – Jerusalem LR
- TUSC – C of E to consult branches
- Grades and equalities conferences
- World Book Day / ULRs
- Tube Lines pay, pensions, DSM dispute
- Breaches of casualisation dispute settlement (ICSAs, agency staff)
- Stations access
RMT Council of Executives decision:
That we write to all Branches and Regional Councils in the Greater London Authority election area asking if they have any objections to supporting these candidates. We make clear to Branches we are seeking views on the GLA London wide Assembly top up list election and not the GLA constituency election or Mayoral election. A copy of the Trade Union & Socialist Coalition manifesto to also be enclosed in the letter to Branches.
Branch responses to be placed before the Council of Executives on 21st March.