Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition
The RMT is supporting the Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition for election in the 2012 London Assembly elections.
Meeting of TUSC candidates and supporters in the RMT
Saturday 30 May, 12 noon – 4pm, Unity House
Labour’s inability to defeat the Tories in the general election underlines the importance of the political strategy of our union.
This meeting has been called so that candidates and supporters of TUSC in the RMT can come together to review the election and discuss what way forward for working class political representation.
Former RMT General Secretary, the late Bob Crow, avidly championed working class politics. He became disillusioned over time by the failings of the Labour Party leadership; a party that RMT, as the Society of Railway Servants, helped found 114 years ago.
No longer, he and others felt, could it be claimed that “One Nation Labour” represented working people. It has become hardly more than a Tory second eleven.
Thank you to those of you who have already agreed to support one or more of the campaign events.
Dates, times and venues of Campaign Events in Harrow East are as follows:
Tuesday 10th March
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Street Stall: Raising Awareness of Voter Registration, handing out leaflets, petition about minimum wage £10 p/h, Building Council Housing, megaphone
Katie’s Statue, Harrow Town Centre, near NatWest & Greggs on St Ann’s Road
Saturday 14th March
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Paul Murphy has just been elected as TD (MP in the Irish Parliament) for Dublin South West. Paul stood as a candidate for the Anti-Austerity Alliance and defeated all the main parties, gooing from odds of 16:1 to win!
This meeting will discuss how new parties have won elections against all the odds in Ireland and in the USA, where Kshama Sawant won an incredible victory in Seattle.
Paul will be speaking at our meeting, which is at 17:00hrs on 10 Nov at The Exmouth Arms, Starcross St, Nr Euston station.
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).