Union elections

Cash wins RMT election

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Ollie Moore

Mick Cash has won the election for General Secretary of the rail union RMT by a large margin, with nearly 9,000 votes to the 4,000 of his nearest rival, Alan Pottage.

John Leach, supported by Workers’ Liberty, came fourth, with 1,428 votes. Steve Hedley won 1,885 votes, and Alex Gordon won 1,176.

The election turnout was low, around 20%.

Mick Cash has won the election for General Secretary of the rail union RMT by a large margin, with nearly 9,000 votes to the 4,000 of his nearest rival, Alan Pottage.

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RMT election: vote John Leach!

The individual members’ ballot in the election for the new General Secretary of the Rail, Maritime, and Transport workers’ union (RMT) begins on Monday 21 July, after a period of branch nominations.

RMT members face serious industrial and political challenges. Significant staffing cuts are threatened in the railway industry, the union’s largest industrial sector, as bosses implement the recommendations of the McNulty Report, commissioned by Labour and completed by the Tories.

Workers’ Liberty members active in RMT are backing John Leach, the current London Transport Regional Organiser, former RMT President and Executive Member, and a London Underground worker.

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Powell-Davies gains 27% of vote

Despite leftie-bashing by the Times newspaper, with the help of former General Secretary Fred Jarvis, a sizeable minority of National Union of Teachers members voted for LANAC NUT General Secretary candidate Martin Powell-Davies.

Martin, who stood on a platform calling for escalated and co-ordinated industrial action against Gove’s measures, gained 27% of the vote against incumbent Christine Blower. The result was declared on 25 June.

A sizeable minority of National Union of Teachers members voted for a rank-and-file candidate in the General Secretary election.

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John Leach for RMT GS: campaign fundraiser/social

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17 July, 2014 - 18:00 to 21:00

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The Star of Kings (upstairs room), 126 York Way, London N1 0AX (near King's Cross station)

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Come and have a drink or two with fellow John Leach supporters - shoot the breeze, discuss the campaign, and enjoy your Thursday evening (which is nearly the weekend, right?).

The campaign needs funds to cover printing and other costs, so we'll be shaking collecting tins. One or two of John's artistically-minded supporters might event do a brief turn... you have been warned!

More details of the event will appear in due course. For now, save the date!

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  • Vote for John Leach!

    Workers’ Liberty members in the Rail, Maritime and Transport workers union (RMT) are backing John Leach in the election for General Secretary.

    John is standing on a platform of democracy and equality, committing to put women, black, LGBT, and disabled members’ struggles at the heart of the union, and emphasising the importance of member leadership.

    The other candidates are Mick Cash, Steve Hedley, Alex Gordon and Alan Pottage. Voting will be from 21 July to 22 September.

    • Read more about John’s campaign here

    Workers’ Liberty members in the Rail, Maritime and Transport workers union are backing John Leach in the election for General Secretary.

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    NUT General Secretary election: Vote Martin Powell-Davies!

    Voting in the National Union of Teachers (NUT) General Secretary election is taking place between 4 and 25 June. There are two candidates — the incumbent, Christine Blower, and Martin Powell-Davies, a member of the Socialist Party and the candidate of the Local Associations National Action Campaign (LANAC), a rank-and-file network within the NUT.

    Workers' Liberty is supporting Martin Powell-Davies. When the Deputy General Secretary election takes place later this year LANAC will be standing Patrick Murphy, a Workers' Liberty member.

    Voting in the National Union of Teachers (NUT) General Secretary election is taking place between 4 and 25 June. Workers' Liberty members in NUT are backing Martin Powell-Davies, the candidate of the Local Associations National Action Campaign.

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    Big gains for rank-and-file network in NUT Executive elections

    The results of the elections to the NUT National Executive for 2014-16 were released on 10 April. They show significant successes for the Local Associations National Action Campaign (LANAC).

    The Local Associations National Action Campaign has made big gains in the recent elections for the National Union of Teachers National Executive Committee.

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