25 April 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT backs maximum vote for Labour to defeat Tories and achieve a Corbyn led Labour Government.
The outcome of the 2017 General Election will clearly be either a Labour Government led by Jeremy Corbyn whose key policies include support for trade union and employment rights, repeal of anti - union legislation, public ownership of the railways and opposition to austerity or a Tory government who wish to introduce even more vicious anti - trade union legislation, further austerity and privatisation and attacks on the working class, transport union RMT said today
The union said that, following a decision of its ruling NEC, RMT is supporting a maximum Labour vote at the 2017 General Election to defeat the Tories and for there to be a Labour Government led by Jeremy Corbyn.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Jeremy Corbyn is the genuine article who has a vision of Britain based on hope not fear that delivers for working people. He has pledged to put transport, and the renationalisation of our railways, right at the top of the agenda. That’s a policy that is backed by 70% of the British people and stands in stark contrast to the privatised racketeering on our tracks under the Tories.
“In contrast to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, Theresa May is a hard right politician who is seeking a mandate to carry out the agenda of the big business establishment. That means more cuts to our public services and driving down pay and job security through shredding employment and trade union protections.”
“Although RMT is not affiliated to the Labour Party we have no hesitation in saying that it is in the interests of working people for there to be a Labour Government led by Jeremy Corbyn.”