March for Bob National RMT Mobilisation for May Day
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To: All Branches, Regional Councils and Regional Organisers
3 April 2014
Circular No. NP072/14
March for Bob
National RMT Mobilisation for May Day
London, Thursday 1st May 2014
I can advise you that following discussions with the May Day Organsing Committee it has been confirmed that the RMT will lead the May Day March on 1st May.
The event will be used to honour Bob’s memory and another giant of the Labour Movement, Tony Benn, who some of you may recall was an honorary member of the RMT.
The March will be led by the RMT Brass Band and followed by RMT banners.
Bob’s Branch Banner, LU Engineering, followed by his region, the London Transport Regional Council, will head up the RMT banners.
The official march assembly time is 12 noon at Clerkenwell Green EC1. However to ensure that we have plenty of time to form up, where possible RMT Branches and Regions are asked to assemble at 11.00am.
The march will move off at 1300 sharp towards Trafalgar Square where the end Rally takes place (starting around 1430). Bob’s family and RMT will be the first speakers in Trafalgar Square.
Special materials for the march will be distributed to Regional Offices in advance and will also be made available on the day.
I would urge all Branches to ensure that we have maximum turnout on the day and in this respect would reiterate that Branch funds can be used to support attendance at the event.
I am sure we would all agree Bob would have said “Don’t Mourn Organise!”
That will be the theme for the day. And let’s make sure that we have every RMT Branch banner in London on 1st May to honour Bob and show that on May Day the RMT remains at the forefront of the fight for workers’ rights.
Acting General Secretary