Arthur Scargill, former Presient of the NUM and Leader of the Socialist Labour Party, joined an RMT picket line for the third time and the third day of action, pictured here with long time activist and Socialist Nell Myers.
In contrast to the leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, who today sacked a leading front bench Labour MP, Sam Tarry, for joining a picket line at London's Euston Station, Scargill has shown constant solidarity with workers taking action in increasing numbers against a Government hell-bent on curbing union power and influence.
Labour front bench MP, Sam Tarry, today sacked by Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer for standing on an RMT picket line at a major London terminus.
As reported on this website, Arthur Scargill was invited by the RMT to give the opening address at its Annual Conference this year. He told the meeting "Our Movement has historically defied unfair laws. Trade unions won the right to exist not because of benevolent politicians but through strike action.
We must follow in the footsteps of the weavers of Yorkshire and Lancashire, the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the Suffragettes - and more recently the Women of Greenham Common, by adopting a policy of non-compliance with unjust laws."
He received a standing ovation.
John Tyrrell, SLP President 27/07/2022