Union on ‘war footing’ ready for transport cuts
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, has said the union will be stepping-up campaigning across the transport sector. The announcement is made as the union believes COVID-19 threatens to drive a ‘cuts whirlwind’ through the country’s remaining industrial base.
Mick Cash is moving the union onto what it described as a ‘war footing’ with the priorities of building membership density and strengthening workplace organisation. This is in order to fight back against what it calls a ‘clear and present threat’ to tens of thousands of jobs across the transport sector.
Mick Cash said: “I am sending out a clear warning today that Britain’s transport and maritime industries face a jobs massacre six months on from the COVID lockdown and this trade union is moving onto a war footing to protect our members’ livelihoods. We will take all action, including coordinated industrial action, to repel the threat that is now staring us in the face.
“RMT will be deploying all our resources and energies to what will be the fight of our lives and our immediate priorities will be building membership density and strengthening workplace organisation for the battles ahead.
“No one will be underestimating the scale of the challenge we face but I am sending out a warning to Government and employers alike that we will be ready and geared up at every level of our organisation.”