To: All Branches, Regional Councils and Regional Organisers
3rd November 2014
Circular No. NP222/14
96% Vote YES to retain the RMT Political Fund
I am very pleased to be able to inform you that RMT Members have voted by an overwhelming 96% in favour of retaining the RMT Political Fund.
On a turnout of 31%, 21,435 (96.5%) voted to retain the fund with 768 (3.5%) against.
In the previous ballot ten years ago RMT members voted by 88% to retain the Political Fund and this is the fourth time members have voted to keep their Political Fund since the Tory government in the 1980s introduced legislation requiring trades unions to hold a postal ballot of members every ten years.
The result means that the RMT can continue to campaign in the political arena on the issues that matter to our members including public ownership, a safe and secure job, pay, pensions and employment rights.
I would like to thank all members who have voted to continue the RMT’s Political voice and campaigned to achieve this fantastic result.