RMT reaction to new Freeport in Wales

RMT reaction to new Freeport in Wales

12 May 2022

RMT Press Office:

Seafarers union on funding approval for Welsh freeport

Financial backing has been secured for a freeport in Wales, the UK government has announced.
With eight freeports approved in England and a deal for two struck with the Scottish Government, it is understood that the Cardiff Bay administration has secured £26m public funding for at least one freeport in Wales. Bids are expected from Holyhead, Milford Haven and other ports in South Wales.
Reacting to the news, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Setting up freeports in Wales must not in any way undermine our docker or seafarer members pay and conditions, especially in Holyhead. Freeports need careful attention and we look forward to working with the Wales Government to support their ambitions around fair work and social partnership in Freeport sites in Wales."

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