21 March 2022
RMT Press Office:
RMT says P&O ferry crews at Dover have been replaced by Indian seafarers being paid 2.38 dollars an hour.
Commenting on the revelation RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said,
“The news that the seafarers now on ships in British ports are to be paid 2.38 dollars an hour is a shocking exploitation of those Seafarers and another gut-wrenching betrayal of those who have been sacked.
“The rule of law and acceptable norms of decent employment and behaviour have completely broken down beneath the white cliffs of Dover and in other ports yet five days into this national crisis the government has done nothing to stop it.
“These ships of shame must not be allowed to sail. The government has to step in now and take control before it’s too late.”