Tag: RMT

SWR dispute: It’s a strike to ensure the safety of the travelling public Southern Region Socialist Party reporters After over 40 days of strike action during the last two years, the RMT transport union reported that a deal had been reached with South Western Railway to retain the safety-critical role of the guard. However, that […]
RMT union members at SWR to walk out in December Guards and drivers on South West Railway (SWR) will be taking an unprecedented 27-days of strike action in December in order to retain safety-critical guards on SWR trains. The RMT union is incensed that the private rail operator refuses to acknowledge this safety role, but […]
Interview with Jared Wood – candidate for RMT union executive Elections to the RMT union national executive committee (NEC) are taking place and RMT activist and Socialist Party member Jared Wood is contesting for a place representing the London Transport Region. Ballot papers will be posted to members’ homes on 21 October. Jared spoke to […]
Socialist Party member Jared Wood is standing for the RMT transport union’s national executive committee in the London transport region. He is standing on a programme of: Fair pay for London Underground workers A four-day working week Fighting Transport for London cuts Jared says: “My record shows that I can unite grades and members involved […]
Fighting for transport workers and socialist policies As new strikes begin on South Western Railway, in the long running industrial dispute over guards and the result of the transport union RMT general secretary election is announced, the Socialist spoke to Sean Hoyle, the left candidate in the general secretary election. Why is the RMT continuing […]
Nick Chaffey, Socialist Party Southern secretary Talks between the RMT transport union and South Western Railway (SWR) at conciliation services Acas have failed to achieve an acceptable agreement. RMT guards have voted to recommence strike action – this time for five days beginning on 18 June. While SWR agreed to the presence of a guard, […]
RMT transport union members on South Western Railway are taking five days of industrial action starting on 18 June. Many of them are sacrificing five days of pay for safety – to keep a guard on the train. Socialist Party members supported picket lines in London, Bournemouth and a determined picket line at Fratton, Portsmouth. […]
The scandal of low pay by profiteering shipping lines is being fought by a sustained campaign of the RMT transport union. Protests have taken place recently at Portsmouth International Port to build support for a living wage and decent working conditions on Condor Ferries. A recent protest took place in Portsmouth, where Darren Procter, RMT […]
Tories out! March & Rally Against Austerity Saturday 15 December, 11am Assemble outside Woking Council Offices Gloucester Square, GU21 6YL Save Our Services in Surrey, supported by the Surrey Fire Brigades Union, the RMT transport union and public sector union Unison, has called for a major display of public anger against Tory austerity. Already cuts […]
We’ve had a busy week in Southampton! 100 staff and others packed into Valentine Primary School hall for a National Education Union (NEU) meeting on 20 November. Sue Atkins, Southampton Socialist Party Liz Filer, the headteacher, explained how hard it is to continue to meet the needs of her children while resisting the pressure to […]

Read this week's #NSSN bulletin no.566: Workers start 2022 on the picket line!

https://shopstewards.net/2022/01/nssn-566-workers-start-2022-on-the-picket-line/

To all #TUSC supporters Best Wishes for 2022 - let’s see if together we can find hundreds of trades unionists, community campaigners and socialists to challenge austerity at the May local elections in the biggest and widest possible socialist unity.
#Solidarity

2022 and Council Cuts continue
Defend public services
Defend Jobs and Pay
Stop Cuts and Privatisation
Join the fightback in #southampton to @SaveStMarysLC #SocialistSunday #StopCouncilCuts

@VenueHorse @Callowlands Park, Watford @watfordpalace with #theDanTiendance school. Really enjoyed it, thank you everyone. This weekend @VenueHorse is @DGArtsFest Annan & Stranraer from 1 pm.

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