Rail union boss Mick Cash QUITS the RMT blaming a ‘campaign of harassment’ against him after months of internal clashes
- Mick Cash was elected general secretary of the union in September 2014
- He has faced several clashes with the union’s executive in recent months
- He went on sick leave after suffering stress and had only recently returned
The leader of the biggest rail worker’s union has announced his retirement, blaming a ‘campaign of harassment’ against him of internal clashes.
Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, has faced several clashes with the union’s executive in recent months.
He went on extended sick leave after suffering stress and had only recently returned to work.
Speaking after the union’s annual meeting (AGM) on Tuesday he said: ‘It has been an absolute honour to be elected twice as RMT general secretary and I want to thank the rank and file membership of the union for their continuing loyalty and support.
Mick Cash has announced his retirement, blaming a ‘campaign of harassment’ against him
‘Unfortunately factional groupings within the union have seized every opportunity to undermine and frustrate my efforts to keep the organisation focussed on delivering for our members regardless of the consequences.
‘That campaign of harassment has come to a head at this AGM to the point that my authority has been systematically destroyed to such an extent that I can no longer deliver the RMT rule book functions of the general secretary and have no option but to announce my retirement.’
He has served as a Labour councillor at Watford Borough Councilor for eight years
He previously served as a Labour councillor at Watford Borough Councilor for eight years and has also served as the Deputy Leader of Watford Labour Group.
During the first lockdown, he had criticised the Government’s decision to relax the rules and said that government ‘mixed messages’ could trigger a surge in passengers and have ‘lethal consequences’.
Mr Cash became a rail worker in 1978 and was elected general secretary in September 2014, beating four other candidates.
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