6th April 2020
TO ALL RMT STENA MEMBERS IN UK AND IRELAND
IMPACT OF COVID – 19 – STENA LINE
By now you should have received correspondence from the company in regard to the impact of Covid-19 as per the company’s earlier announcement to furlough members across the entire business. However, the company has also served a notice of redundancy on the union stating it is seeking 150 redundancies. Make no mistake, your union will ensure we do all at our disposal to protect the jobs of all Stena members at this time.
Additionally, RMT will be seeking the following assurances from the company:-
Improvement to communications with RMT surrounding key issues.
Seek to have wages topped up by 20% for those members being furloughed.
Ensure that furloughing is applicable to all temporary and flexi staff.
Ensure Pension contributions continue to be made.
Continue to seek government support for the long term protection of seafarers operating in the Ferry sector.
Fully support our members during this difficult period of uncertainties.
I would be most obliged if you could ensure that your contact details are correct during this period and this can be done either via our website www.rmt.org.uk or you can email any changes to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will keep you advised of further developments in this matter.