RMT joins Unite and PCS for May 10th strike

by - 26th April 2012, 9.55 BST

RMT members on the Royal Fleet Auxilliary are to join public sector workers on strike on May 10th.

They will join members of Unite and PCS in taking action over pensions, with the following instructions: if the ship is in port DO NOT TURN TO for any duty that commences between 06:00 hours and 18:00 hours on Thursday 10th May 2012.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “RMT members on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the service that supplies the Royal Navy fleet around the world in times of both war and peace, will be standing shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of thousands of other public service workers on 10th May.

“We will be sending the clearest message to the government that we will defend our pensions to the hilt and the demand that our members should work longer, pay more and get less will be thrown back in the faces of this government of millionaire public schoolboys.

“It’s the bankers and the bosses who have gambled with our country’s future and the men and women who provide the lifeline services to the Royal Navy fleet should not have to tolerate a worse pension and be forced to work longer to make up for their mistakes.”