RFA staff set to strike on International Seafarers Day

RFA staff set to strike on International Seafarers Day

15 June 2024

RMT Press Office:

RMT members within the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) will escalate their dispute over pay with a strike on Tuesday 25 June.

The 24 hour stoppage coincides with International Seafarers Day, which acknowledges the vital contributions of seafarers worldwide.
The recent strike on 19 May showed the strength of RFA members, demonstrating their unity and resolve, from ports to ships in locations as far-flung as Singapore.
All RFA members have been instructed not to report for any duties between 00:01 and 23:59 on 25 June, ensuring that essential safety measures, such as maintaining moorings and gangways, are upheld.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "This strike is not just a fight for fair pay; it's a stand for the dignity and recognition of seafarers and the important role they play across the world
"On International Seafarers Day, our members will highlight their indispensable role in international trade and the global economy.
"We urge all members to stand firm and united in demanding a decent pay  rise and good conditions at work, something which they rightfully deserve.
"RFA management and the government need to resolve this dispute urgently and understand the very real anger and frustration felt by RMT members."

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