Do not miss these special events

Circular No. NP/042/19


To all Branches and Regional Councils.


01 March 2019


Dear Colleagues,




Join RMT members, as well as friends and family, at these great social and commemorative events this year. Merthyr Rising, the RMT and Cuba Solidarity Campaign Garden Party, the 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:


Merthyr Rising – in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, over the weekend of Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2019 marks one of the first organised workers uprising in 1831. There will be music and arts.


The 17th RMT and Cuba Solidarity Campaign Garden Party is taking place on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at Maritime House, Clapham. More details, including how to order tickets, will be circulated to you.
The 135th Durham Miners’ Gala will be held on Saturday 13th July 2019.
Marching from the Market Place to the Racecourse, with the Big Meeting starting at 1pm – as always, this will include speeches from a number of key speakers.


Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival - in Dorset over the weekend of Friday 19th - Sunday 21st 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 1st September
Help celebrate the longest running strike in history - there will be music, speakers and stalls.



Please do all you can to support these fantastic events.

Yours sincerely,



Mick Cash

General Secretary