13 September 2023
RMT Press Office
Maritime union, RMT today welcomed a new report by the OECD’s International Transport Forum into maritime jobs and the role of European Governments.
Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary said, “Whilst shipowners were patting themselves on the back at London International Shipping Week, the maritime unions set TUC policy to combat the threat to seafarer jobs from flags of convenience in the wake of the P&O Ferries scandal.
"It is encouraging to see the recommendations in this new report, many of which are in line with long standing RMT policy.
"Mandatory links between seafarer jobs, the UK flag and state aid like the Tonnage Tax scheme, would secure better jobs for more UK Ratings and Officers, in turn stimulating the further education sector, strengthening the maritime skills base, and growing the national economy.”