RFA staff take strike action on International Seafarers Day

RFA staff take strike action on International Seafarers Day

25 June 2024

RMT Press Office:

RMT members within the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) are intensifying their pay dispute by taking strike action today.

This 24-hour strike coincides with International Seafarers Day, a day dedicated to recognising the essential contributions of seafarers globally.
The recent strike on May 19 showcased the determination and solidarity of RFA members, with participation spanning from ports to ships in distant locations such as Singapore.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "This strike represents more than just a demand for fair pay; it is a stand for the respect and acknowledgment of seafarers and their crucial role worldwide.
"On International Seafarers Day, our members will shine a light on their vital contribution to international trade and the global economy.
"We call on all members to remain steadfast and united in their pursuit of a reasonable pay increase and decent working conditions, which they rightfully deserve.
"RFA management and the government must urgently address this dispute and recognise the significant anger and frustration among RMT members."
Notes: RFA personnel have been directed to abstain from duties between 00:01 and 23:59 on June 25, while ensuring essential safety protocols, including maintaining moorings and gangways, are strictly observed.

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