Thursday, February 23, 2012

Solidarity against the cuts

I was pleased today to address the London Transport Regional Council of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers' Union (RMT) (http://rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/node/2816) on behalf of Lambeth Save Our Services (http://lambethsaveourservices.org/).



It was great to be invited to address trade unionists from another industry who had already adopted clear policy to support us in our fight against cuts and who pledged their continuing support.



It was also good to see a friend and comrade, Janine Booth, the first woman to represent London Transport on the RMT's ruling Council of Executives (http://rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/taxonomy/term/146) - and someone who knows a bit about how past generations of Labour Councillors resisted austerity from a Tory Government (http://libcom.org/forums/announcements/resisting-cuts-%E2%80%93-past-present-housmans-170910-17092010).



The RMT on London Transport are a strong and effective trade union, who are also prepared to offer support and solidarity to those who may not have their industrial muscle. Their support for the struggle against public service cuts is most welcome - and we should repay that support by speaking up in their defence when, as is so often the case, they and their General Secretary are traduced in the media.

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