Anti-fascism / anti-racism

Opposing the British National Party (BNP), English Defence League (EDL) and other fascist and/or racist groups

RMT solidarity message #BlackLivesMatter

Mick Cash, General Secretary and Michelle Rodgers, President:

George Floyd’s death is an indictment of entrenched racism within state forces. Racism has always and continues to inflict injustices on the black communities, not only in the US but also globally and in the UK.

Now is not the time for silence - we must shout our anger in the call for justice. The State must not be a tool for the expression of racism and hatred.

As trade unionists we stand united against state racism. No to silence, no to police brutality. Justice for all. Unity is strength.

March against racism

21 March is United Nations Anti-Racism Day. Stand Up to Racism, to which RMT is affiliated, are organising demonstrations in London and Glasgow to mark this day and to protest at the rise of mass support for racist and fascist forces worldwide.

The Glasgow demo is titled ‘March against Racist Johnson’ and is supported by unions from across Scotland. It will begin at 11am in St George’s Square.

The London demo is titled ‘March against Racism’ and will set off from Portland Place, London W1A at noon.

21 days of anti-racism

RMT London Transport Regional Council’s Black Solidarity Committee is organising 21 days of anti-racism events and activities.

Download the attached poster and agenda to learn more. You can also print and display it in your workplace.

RMT calls on members to mobilise against Trump

STOP TRUMP COALITION - CARNIVAL OF RESISTANCE - Demo 4th June 2019

Dear colleagues,

Donald Trump is visiting the UK from 3rd to 5th June - and RMT is calling on its members to mobilise for a national demonstration on Tuesday 4th June against his politics of racism, war and hate.

The Stop Trump Coalition is a network of grassroots campaigns, unions, NGOs and politicians which came together in February 2017. When Trump visited the UK last year, 250,000 people marched in London and another 150,000 joined protests around the UK.

RMT to join anti-racist demo on 9th December

Far right leader Tommy Robinson is attempting to capitalise on the Government's Brexit crisis by organising a rally on 9th December to promote his far right, fascist agenda.

He is trying to win broader support for a new violent racist street movement, which has already been responsible for racist attacks and attacks on trade unionists, including RMT members.

RMT is supporting the counter demonstration organised by Stand Up to Racism on 9th December.