20 October 2016
RMT Press Office:
RMT to lobby Scottish Green Party conference on Saturday over Safer Trains and Seafarer Jobs.
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it will be lobbying the Scottish Green Party Conference in Perth on Saturday 22nd October on the twin campaigning themes of "SAFER SCOTTISH TRAINS" and the recently launched "SAVE OUR SEAFARERS" initiative, the event follows the successful lobby of the SNP Conference in Glasgow last Saturday.
RMT members will leafleting and lobbying the Conference and will be meeting outside the Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth at 8.30am on Saturday 22nd October.
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:
“RMT recognises the importance of having direct contact with activists from political parties like the Scottish Greens as we work to persuade grass roots members of the importance of our fight for public ownership and safety on Scottish railways and the twin campaign to force the plight of our maritime industry up the agenda.
“That is why we will be outside the Scottish Green Party conference on Saturday morning raising the banner for both the “Safer Scottish Trains” and “Save Our Seafarers” initiatives. Both of those campaigns will continue to hit the streets of Scotland in the months to come.”