Monday, December 26, 2011

Major British Trade Union Supports Mumia

In a demonstration of international solidarity, a major British union, the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, recently made a substantial contribution to the struggle to free Mumia Abu-Jamal.  We are posting a typescript of its letter below, and apologize for the technical errors which omitted it in previous posts:

"The plight of Mumia Abu-Jamal is one that has touched many people around the world.  RMT is a British Transport Union representing people employed mainly on the railways, shipping and road transport."

We are a proud union that firmly believes in striving to achieve justice in the workplace and in the wider society.  We also firmly believe that international boundaries should not be a barrier to demonstrating our solidarity with others in their fight for justice.  The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal is one such instance of this.

Earlier this year Mumia's plight was the subject of debate at our Annual General Meeting after first being raised at our Black & Minority Ethnic Members' Conference.  It was decided that we could assist the campaign for justice by donating 250 Pounds to the cause.  I am therefore pleased to enclose a cheque for this amount.  I do sincerely hope that this donation will in some way assist the fight for Mumia's freedom."

This letter was written by the General Secretary, Robert Crow.