CHANGE OF VENUE: Northern & Transpennine Express franchises – Lobby of Parliament

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Wednesday 29th October 2014


Circular No. National Policy NP/218/14/MC

To the Secretary all Branches,
Council of Executive members,
Regional Councils and Regional Offices.

Dear Colleagues,

CHANGE OF VENUE: Northern & Transpennine Express franchises – Lobby of Parliament

I am writing to remind you of the important lobby of Parliament on 4th November 2014 with a poster attached to advertise the event.

There will be a demonstration outside parliament from 12:30 – 1:15 in Old Palace Yard. This will be followed by a rally in the Abbey Centre, 34 Smith Street from 2:00 to 3:30 and a lobby of mps from 3.30 onwards. I have attached a map featuring the demonstration point (marked X) and the Abbey Centre. Participation is a legitimate use of branch expenditure.

If possible, members who are attending the event are also encouraged to lobby their mp. The union will also provide a brief to assist members when lobbying their mp.  The best way of doing this is to write to them in advance and you can use this link to assist:

http://www.rmt.org.uk/letter/northern-and-tpe-franchise-email-your-mp/

Please note that groups wearing campaign t-shirts may be denied entry to Parliament. For this reason we ask that whilst you still bring your campaign t-shirt, please ensure that you have an alternative shirt just in case.

Thank you again for all your hard work. I will keep you informed of any developments and I hope to see you on 4th November.

Yours sincerely,

 
Mick Cash
General Secretary

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