1 May 2019
RMT Press Office
RMT statement on news that Department for Transport is cancelling contracts to provide extra ferry services after Brexit
Failing Tory Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has cancelled Brexit Ferries contracts with Brittany Ferries and DFDS at a cost of up to £56.6million according to the National Audit office.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“The Brexit ferry chaos on Chris Grayling's watch has moved from farce to national scandal with the taxpayer picking up the bill. If he had listened to the maritime unions none of this would have happened.
"The £56 million wasted could have been used to create proper jobs for British seafarers and pay the Royal Fleet Auxiliary workforce a decent wage.
"Grayling has reduced the shipping industry in this island nation to a global laughing stock. Anyone with a shred of decency would have resigned long ago off the back of his catalogue of failures.”