Maritime Policy

RMT Policy Briefing - West Coast Ferry Services Scottish Parliament Debate


RFA Briefing 17.01.24

RMT Brief Seafarers Wages Bill Report 07.02.23

Merchant Navy Training Board - Strategic Plan

RMT is a member of the industry led Merchant Navy Training Board, along with Nautilus and Government.

Employers on the MNTB routinely shut down policy initiatives which would increase the number of Ratings being trained here and employed in the industry. P&O has changed that, along with the crew shortage resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine (Russia and Ukraine supply 14% of the world’s 1.9m seafarers) and the impact of the pandemic on seafarer welfare.

The attached paper was submitted to the MNTB to demand a specific Ratings element to the MNTB’s new seafarer training strategy. The MNTB will finalise the strategy in April.


Tonnage Tax policy briefing