International solidarity

Support and solidarity for workers and trade unionists around the world

Haiti Earthquake

haitiYou can make a donation to help Haitian trade unions' reconstruction work by clicking the TUC Aid button here:





The statement below from the Haiti Support Group gives some of the social and political backgrond to the devastating loss of life in Haiti. It shows that although earthquakes are natural, the scale of their impact is largely down to social and political factors. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones, and we are looking for opportunities to help trade unions and other progressive organisations in the mammoth tasks that face them.

Sign This Petition Against Uganda Death Penalty for Homosexuality

LGBT ugagnda protestPlease see below a petition for our Ugandan brothers and sisters and against the 'Anti-Homosexuality Bill'.

A draft of the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" was introduced by Ndorwa West MP, David Bahati on October 14, 2009.

Paragraph 3 of the draft bill sets out provisions on what it names as "aggravated homosexuality," which will incur the death penalty, contradicting the global trend toward a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

Guest speakers

The following guest speakers addressed the AGM:

  • David Cretney, Isle of Man Minister of Transport
  • Joe O'Flynn, General Secretary SIPTU (Irish transport union)
  • Karl-Heinz Zimmerman, Transnet (German transport union)
  • John McDonnell MP, convenor of RMT's Parliamentary group
  • Assaf Adiv, Manager of the Workers' Advice Centre, Israel
  • Avraham Edri, Chairman, Histadrut
  • Paddy Crumlin, National Secretary, Maritime Union Australia
  • Chris Kane, Western District Secretary, Maritime Union Australia
  • Cedric Godevin, CGT (French trade union)

RMT Young Members Present a Nicaragua Benefit Gig

RMT Young Members Present a Nicaragua Benefit Gig @ Brixton Jamm - Saturday 13th June 2009

Including Guest Speaker Karina Gomez, Young Nicaraguan Trade Unionist

Live Acts - Oggie, Red Venom and Melody Boytoy

On the Decks Dirty Needlez DJs from www.flavourradio.com Skelly B and Locky Stylez with MC Flowz

Proceeds will help support the Linking Young Trade Unionists Project and projects run for informal sector workers by the CTCP Confederacion de Trabajadores de Cuenta Propia- Informal Sector Union in Nicaragua.

Resolution: Human Trafficking

This resolution, submitted by Swansea No. 1 Branch, was passed unanimously by RMT Women's Conference. It will now be submitted to RMT's 2009 Annual General Meeting.

That this Conference believes that Human Trafficking is a scandalous violation of human dignity.

In the UK the abolition of the Slave Trade Act was passed on 25th March 1807. Two hundred years later there are still slaves in Britain.