Whose money?

The 13th national conference of the train crew and shunting grades of the Rail Martime and Transport union, held over the weekend of April 12 and 13, was attended by 67 delegates. It saw some lively debate on the 20-plus resolutions and was addressed by our newly elected general secretary, Bob Crow. Comrade Crow insisted that RMT members' money should not be going to MPs who refuse to support their struggles and do not challenge the government's pro-privatisation, anti-working class agenda. This speech earned him a standing ovation. Reflecting this militant sentiment, the Socialist Alliance-sponsored fringe meeting on the theme of 'Whose money is it anyway?' attracted nearly half the delegates - a total of 30 - which included comrade Crow. Derek Goodliffe RMT Grades Executive