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Palestine Solidarity Campaign conference

4th October 2019

Dear Colleagues

Solidarity with Palestine: Next steps for the UK Trade Union movement

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has called a conference Solidarity with Palestine: Next steps for the UK Trade Union movement on Saturday 12th October at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA.

The conference runs from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

RMT is affiliated to PSC and we would encourage branches and members to attend and support this event.

Full details and to register visit PSC's website here:

RMT 'Cuba Solidarity' garden party

In association with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, the 16th RMT Annual Garden Party for Cuba will take place on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at Maritime House, Clapham, London, commencing 7.00pm.

Tickets are now available. This includes a free bar, buffet and music. As usual we will be joined by a number of distinguished guest speakers.

The Garden Party will provide a wonderful opportunity to show solidarity with Cuba with friends from across the Labour and Trade Union movement.

Mick Cash to speak at May Day rally

RMT'S Mick Cash to tell May Day rally it's no longer a question of if our railways are renationalised, it's a question of when.

In a May Day message today RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says that the tide in favour of public ownership of our railways and our public services has now shifted irreversibly and that it is only a matter of time before the exploitation and greed of privatisation is swept away.

Mick Cash, who will be speaking at the May Day rally at Trafalgar Square in London today, said:

Transport union RMT pledges "solidarité totale" with striking French rail workers

TRANSPORT UNION RMT today pledged “total solidarity” with striking rail workers in France in their fight to defend jobs, workers’ rights and the principle of a publicly-owned railway.

Members at the union’s train crew conference, meeting in Aberystwyth, have confirmed the support and General Secretary Mick Cash has sent the following message to the CGT union in France:

Assassination of female politicians in Brazil

A few months ago, we heard that Brazilian activist and comrade, sister Tamaris Rizzo, keynote speaker at RMT’s reparations conference, was facing difficulties in Brazil, with political turmoil and social/ethnic cleansing in her community.

Tamaris, an activist for ’21 days Without Racism,' alerted us to; 12 persons being shot dead in her local area, military rule over the police, and, personal difficulties with losing her teaching job because of her trade union and political activism.

Report: ETF Women's Mid-Term Conference and Committee meeting, Bucharest, 12-13 April

INTRODUCTION/CONTEXT
  • The opening address stressed the importance of women workers organising in a male-dominated industry and the context of women's struggles in a time of austerity and terrorism.
  • There was a minute’s silence for the victims of terror attacks.