12 January 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT campaign secures major breakthrough in low pay fight on Seatruck/Serco Scottish Ferries.
General Secretary Mick Cash said
" After years of behind the scenes pressure by RMT officials, and high profile campaigning last year, RMT is delighted that at last the Scottish Government have publicly stated they will pay at least the national minimum wage on the NIFS/Seatruck contract."
Steve Todd, RMT National Secretary, added;
"While RMT welcome this as a first step we reiterate that our aim is to have collectively bargained rates of pay and conditions of service on these freight vessels on the same lines as our members enjoy on the passenger vessels on this Scottish Government contract.
"The exploitation of workers, no matter where they come from, is not acceptable to RMT and the fight continues to end this exploitation in Scottish and UK waters."