Claim these dates for all of 2018 special events

Circular No. National Policy NP/208/17/BO

To the Secretary all Branches and Regional Councils.

05 December 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Claim these dates for all of 2018 special events

RMT members, as well as friends and family, are invited to attend and join a number of social and commemorative events next year. The 16th Annual RMT Cuba Garden Party, the Merthyr Rising Festival, Durham Miners' Gala, the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and the Burston Strike School Rally are all chances to celebrate RMT and other unions' history and recommit to preserving and extending our legacy:
Over 25-27th May the 5th annual Merthyr Rising is a music, arts and ideas festival that celebrates working class culture and resistance at the birthplace of the red flag. Early bird tickets on sale now at

The legendary RMT Cuba Garden Party on Wednesday 13th June – Celebrate the achievements of the Cuban Revolution with music, special guest speakers, food and drink. Tickets to go on sale soon. From 19.00 pm at Maritime House, Clapham, London.

The 134th Durham Miners’ Gala will be held on Saturday 14th July 2018.
Marching from the Market Place to the Racecourse, with the Big Meeting taking place at the Racecourse from 12:15 - including addresses from a number of key speakers.

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival - in Dorset over the weekend of Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd July. Includes commemorative events, music (including marching bands), kids' activities and speakers - with the main march and rally taking place on the Sunday.

Burston Strike School Rally - in Norfolk on Sunday 2nd September
Help celebrate the longest running strike in history - there will be music (including a marching band) and speakers.

Further information will be sent out nearer the time but please let people know of these events now.
Yours sincerely,

Mick Cash
General Secretary