25 April 2019
RMT Press Office:
RMT to take protest to SNP conference over jobs and public ownership
RMT activists will once again be demonstrating outside the SNP conference this Saturday to raise awareness amongst the SNP delegates and the wider public of the Scottish Governments failure to put their warm words on fair work for all into reality for workers across the rail, maritime and offshore energy sectors which RMT organises.
RMT members will be drawing attention to a number of crucial issues:
• The complete shambles Abellio have made of the Scotrail franchise and the failure to bring the operation into public ownership
• The scandal of social dumping in the offshore and maritime sectors in Scotland’s water
• The refusal to bring Northlink Ferries into public ownership while at the same time putting inter-island lifeline ferry services in Orkney at risk.
This colourful, good natured and noisy demonstration will take place from 09.15 – 10.15 on Saturday 27th April at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh, EH3 8EE.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“RMT will be taking the message to the SNP Conference on Saturday that the party need to up their game and start listening to this trade union on a range of crucial issues where they are letting down both our members and service users.
“From the complete shambles Abellio have made of the Scotrail franchise to social dumping in the offshore and maritime sectors in Scotland’s waters, as well as their refusal to bring Northlink Ferries into public ownership while at the same time putting inter-island lifeline ferry services in Orkney at risk, it seems this Scottish Government can talk the talk while completely failing to walk the walk.
“RMT is a union that values it’s political independence and we have no hesitation in setting out our demands to those who have the power to make a real difference.”