Solidarity 512, 3 July 2019

RMT AGM debates politics

Published on: Tue, 02/07/2019 - 09:25
Author

Daniel Randall, RMT Bakerloo Line branch AGM delegate (personal capacity)

The Annual General Meeting of the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport workers (RMT), which took place in Manchester from 23-27 June, debated motions submitted by the union's branches, Industrial Organising Conferences, and equalities conferences. Many were consensual, with a majority passing unanimously. Others caused more controversy, and for reasons of space this report will focus largely on the contentious motions. This particular AGM was historic in that it was the first, in the entire history of the union and all its predecessor organisations, to be chaired by a woman,

IWGB debates democracy

Published on: Wed, 19/06/2019 - 10:05
Author

Zack, delegate to IWGB AGM

This is the second part of a report on the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) union’s AGM on 8 June (first part in Solidarity 510, see here).

The AGM committed IWGB working closely with – and trying to revitalise – the wider labour movement, but voted against changes which would have made the union significantly more democratic.

Submitted by a sympathiser of Workers’ Liberty, the first motion stated that “IWGB is part of the broad labour movement… direct coordination and links between unions, at rank-and-file level, is essential for developing workers’ struggles and building

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