I'm posting this just for the record. If people lie about me in public, I guess I need to set the record straight in public. This article - which tackles the lies with the truth - was published on the Workers' Liberty website in February 2014.
That National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (UK). I have been a member since 1997, and served on the union's national executive 2011-13.
This is the speech I gave proposing the resolution on Solidarity With Israeli And Palestinian Workers at RMT's Annual General Meeting 2008 - followed by my reply to points made in the debate. The anti-boycott policy was superceded by a pro-boycott policy at the following year's AGM.
Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people is terrible.
On 20 May 2014, I spoke at a meeting entitled 'Is It Time To Re-Nationalise UK PLC?' organised by Sussex Labour Representation Committee for the Brighton Fringe / PCS conference. The other speakers werre John McDonnell MP, Maria Exall and Andrew Fisher.
Janine will be tutoring this week-long residential course at RMT's National Education Centre in Doncaster.
If you are an RMT member and interested in attending this course (it is free, with all expenses covered), please contact your branch secretary.
Venue: The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB
Newly-elected RMT National President Michelle Rodgers invites you to join her at the Cock Tavern to raise money for our striking guards and to say thank you for all the support you have given her.
Details and registration via your branch secretary.
A week-long course for RMT reps and activists in the London Transport region.
Venue: TUC Congress Couse
RMT invites its members (and their guests) to join us at our National Education Centre to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire. We will be hearing from poets who have contributed to 'Poems for Grenfell Tower', an anthology that expresses not just mourning for the victims but anger at the causes and solidarity with the ongoing struggle for justice.
The second week of two, training new RMT reps in the London Transport region. If that's you, contact your branch secretary to check that you have been enrolled on the course.
Venue: central London.