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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 December 2018

Victory for left in RMT union president election

RMT Tube London Underground strike picket line, photo Paul Mattsson

RMT Tube London Underground strike picket line, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Michelle Rodgers has been elected president of transport union RMT in a landslide victory for the left in the union.

Michelle won 7,198 votes, beating the runner-up Steve Shaw by 2,600 votes. This is the result of a magnificent effort by grassroots members and reps around the country.

This is also the first time a woman has been elected to the most senior lay position in the union.

Michelle's campaign focused squarely on building a member-led, democratic and militant trade union. This clearly inspired a significant number of members who are keen to defend the fighting political and industrial strategy of the RMT.

Socialist Party members in the RMT

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