3 September 2019
RMT Press Office:
Merchant seafarer union RMT flies the Red Ensign to celebrate Merchant Navy Day
Merchant seafarer union RMT today flew the Red Ensign, the flag of the UK Merchant Navy from Maritime House in London and Regional Offices across the country in celebration of the importance of Merchant Navy Day.
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said:
“As a proud Ratings Union, RMT celebrates the historic and contemporary contribution of our merchant seafarers to our national fortunes.
“Whilst we remember the merchant navy seafarers of the past, we applaud the work of those moving the freight and passengers that make our economy tick today. We also look to the future with a cast iron guarantee to our members that UK Ratings will not be left behind by any future, post-Brexit administration.”
Note to Editors
1. The maritime charity Seafarers UK organise the annual Merchant Navy Day celebration. RMT is a trustee of Seafarers UK. https://www.seafarers.uk/campaigning/merchant-navy-day/