RMT's Bob Crow calls for emergency meeting of Trade Union Congress to plan co-ordinated action against Government attacks on jobs, pay and pensions

TRANSPORT UNION leader Bob Crow today issued a call for an emergency meeting of the Trade Union Congress to be convened as “soon as is practically possible” to map out a co-ordinated campaign of industrial and political action to fightback against plans to attack jobs, pay and pensions that will be unveiled in the emergency budget on tuesday.

RMT has also reacted angrily to reports that David Cameron will be invited to address the TUC in September with Bob Crow warning that his union “will lead a walk out of delegates that would leave the Prime Minister with an empty hall to talk to. ”

Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary, said today:

“This weekend David Cameron has launched a full-frontal assault on the trade union movement on a scale which is unprecedented since Margaret Thatcher’s Government set out to smash the National Union of Mineworkers.

It could not be clearer that the ConDem administration are setting out to drive down pay, working conditions and pensions. When someone’s winding up to give you a kicking you have a clear choice – you can either take them on right from the off or you can roll over and hope that they go away. RMT is calling on the trade union movement to start the fight back right here, right now before Cameron and Clegg have had a chance to pull their boots on.

This is not the time for talking, it’s the time for action. We need an emergency meeting of the Trade Union Congress to co-ordinate the political and industrial action that we will need to take to take as a united movement to drive back the ConDem attack on our members.”

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