SOS 2020 Time to Save UK Seafarers – Labour Party Fringe 25th September, 5-7pm, Brighton Hilton Metropole

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Circular No: NP/138/17

TO ALL BRANCHES AND REGIONAL COUNCILS.

Our ref: S1/1/17

8th September 2017

Dear Colleagues

SOS 2020 Time to Save UK Seafarers – Labour Party Fringe 25th September, 5-7pm, Brighton Hilton Metropole

Further to circular no. NP/136/17 of 30th August 2017, your union is holding a maritime fringe event at this year’s Labour Party conference to secure further political support for our demands for reforms that immediately increase jobs and training for UK seafarer Ratings.

Confirmed speakers at this important maritime event are:
Karl Turner MP Labour Shadow Shipping Minister
Steve Todd RMT National Secretary
Jacqui Smith (Chair) Maritime Co-ordinator ITF
Mark Dickinson Nautilus General Secretary
Guy Platten CEO UK Chamber of Shipping

The SOS 2020 fringe will be held on Monday 25th September, 5-7pm in Hall 7 (Trent) of the Hilton Metropole, Brighton. A map to the venue is attached to this circular and can be downloaded here: https://tinyurl.com/y8ubm6w2

Attendance of the SOS 2020 Fringe is a legitimate use of Branch expenditure and your ongoing participation in this and all SOS 2020 campaigning is strongly encouraged and appreciated.

I would be grateful if you could bring the contents of this circular to the attention of members in your branch and you will be kept updated with further developments.

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary