Head Office Circular No. NP/334/13/MC


To the Secretary all Branches,

Council of Executive members,

Regional Councils and Regional Offices.


Tuesday 26th November 2013


Dear Colleagues,


Miami 5 petition

The RMT is supporting a major new online campaign for the Miami Five and I am writing to you today to ask you to add your voice to support it too. Voices for the Five a major new campaigning website bringing together international personalities trade unionists and campaigners from all corners of the world to call for freedom for the Miami Five, five Cuban's imprisoned in US jails for fighting terrorism against their country

I have added my name together with international personalities including accademic Noam Chomsky, actress Emma Thomspon, former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Rowan Williams, and author John Le CarrĂ© who have already signed up to this online call for justice for the Five.

You can add yours alongside theirs and mine today on the link below:


It takes less than 10 seconds to add your name, and in just a few seconds more you can leave a personal message and picture, or video message too.

Visit http://www.voicesforthefive.com/voices/ to find out how you can also attend and support the International Commission of Inquiry in to the Case of the Miami Five  at the Law Society in London on 7-8 March 2014.

Although one of the Five Rene Gonzalez was released earlier this year after completing his sentence, the remaining four prisoners have been in US prisons for more than fifteen years. International campaigners need to join together today so that our voices are heard in the White House and the men are reunited with their families in Cuba.

Please add your name today and support the International Commission of Inquiry in March 2014.

Yours sincerely


Bob Crow

General Secretary