Mick Cash has been elected as the new general secretary of the RMT.
This need is still posed as Mick Cash's
victory now leaves a vacancy in one of the assistant general secretary positions.
Undoubtedly the pro-big business Labour Party, and behind them the bosses generally, would welcome any opportunity that may arise to reverse the union's bold stance on independent working class political representation.
As Mick Cash is a longstanding Labour Party member, increasingly rare among RMT activists, some union members will fear that his election could make it harder to resist this pressure in the future.
Mick's comment that his
election will mean that "there will be no deviation from RMT
's industrial, political and organising strategy mapped out [by] Bob's leadership" will be welcomed.
The Socialist Party looks forward to continue working with the RMT
, now under his
Election result: Mick Cash
8,938; Alan Pottage 4,006; Steve Hedley 1,885; John Leach 1,428; Alex Gordon 1,176