International- RMT backs campaign to boost union membership after Thatcher death – News – London24

Posted: April 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Apr. 12, 2013

The RMT said Bury Thatcherism – Join a Union is designed to encourage the angry and disaffected to do something positive on Wednesday, the day of the former Prime Minister’s funeral.

General secretary Bob Crow said: “Since Margaret Thatcher died there has been an endless parade of Tory MPs and right-wing commentators across our TV screens mouthing off about how, with the support of the full apparatus of the state, her Government set out to destroy the trade union movement with the intention of weakening working class strength and giving the boss class a clear run.”

He said successive waves of anti-union laws were “bulldozed through”, aimed at “shackling the union’s and turning working people into serfs”.

Mr Crow, announcing the RMT’s support for the Bury Thatcherism – Join a Union this morning, said: “So on Wednesday, while millions of pounds of public money that could go on schools on hospitals is blown on a nationalised, state funeral for Mrs Thatcher, those feeling angry and ignored can do something positive – join a union and encourage those around you to join to.”

The union leader, a Millwall fan, said earlier this week any tribute to the former PM at football matches this weekend would be an affront to the memory of 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster.


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