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RMT calls for support for ferry workers
FERRIES’ UNION RMT today responded to the First Minister’s announcement that Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland would be moving to ‘beyond Level 0’ from Monday 9th August. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Ferry workers in Scotland must be supported with...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Clyde and Hebrides, Social Distancing, Face Masks
RMT response to Scottish Government decision
CALMAC Union RMT today responded to the Scottish Government's decision to permit CalMac to break collective bargaining agreements with all the recognised CalMac unions in order to time charter the Isle of Man registered MV Arrow freight ship. The vessel,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, SNP, Scottish Government, Scottish Ferries
RMT demands summit to resolve the crises on Scotland's Ferries
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “I am writing to repeat RMT’s demand that the Scottish Government call an urgent summit meeting to discuss the crisis engulfing lifeline ferry services in the west of Scotland. “Although there is understandable frustration...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Ferries, Graeme Dey,
RMT hits back at CalMac campaign of misinformation
SCOTTISH Ferries Union RMT today responded to a passenger group's claims over the factors behind Pentland Ferries withdrawal from a time charter agreement with CalMac, as the fall-out from the Scottish Government's failed ferry procurement policies continues. RMT General Secretary,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: MV Pentalina, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Pentland Ferries,
RMT welcomes CalMac Pentalina Cataraman Charter scrapping
CALMAC UNION RMT today welcomed the news that Pentland Ferries’ catamaran Pentalina will not be introduced onto CalMac operated Clyde and Hebrides ferry routes. The union had raised serious safety concerns with the regulator, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, over...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Pentland Ferries, MV Pentalina,
RMT exposes scandal at Pentland Ferries
SCOTTISH Ferries Union RMT today commented on the results of the safety inspection carried out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at the RMT’s request, on the catamaran MV Pentalina which Transport Scotland is seeking to charter from anti-trade union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: MV Pentalina, Pentland Ferries, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Transport Scotland
Union fury as Scottish Government charter union busting ferry company
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “RMT members at CalMac are on the front line dealing with the service disruption and passenger frustration at the current problems with the fleet, indeed many of my members live in the island communities...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Pentland Ferries, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Ferry,
RMT raises safety concerns over Calmac catamaran charter
In a letter to the Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “The Pentalina has been laid up in Kirkwall since November 2020 and we are very concerned that crew and passenger safety could...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: MV Pentalina, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Ferry,
RMT demands end to CalMac pandemic pay betrayal
SCOTTISH FERRIES UNION RMT today wrote to the Minister for Islands, Energy and Connectivity, Paul Wheelhouse MSP demanding that he meet the union to correct a pay injustice for key workers at public sector ferry company CalMac. RMT is in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Pay Dispute, Ferries,
RMT ramps up political pressure on Scotland’s MSP’s
SCOTTISH FERRIES UNION RMT has told Scotland’s MSPs today that it intends to make the ongoing pay dispute at CalMac Ferries a major political issue in the forthcoming elections in May. The union believes that the company, which provides a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, SNP, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government, Ferries, Pay
RMT response to Scottish Parliament Committee Report into ferries contracts
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said; “It’s pretty clear from this report that the Scottish Government rushed these contracts because it had fallen behind in delivering its Ferries Plan. That political haste wasted millions in public funds and means that...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Scottish Ferries, Scottish Government, SNP, Ferguson Marine,
RMT ramps up pressure on CalMac
Calmac union RMT has today ramped up the pressure on the company to enter ACAS talks over the current pay dispute‎ and to get serious about reaching a negotiated settlement that properly recognises and rewards the staff operating the lifeline...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, SNP, Covid-19, Ferries, Scotland
RMT blames political interference as CalMac pay talks collapse
CalMac union RMT announced today that it is preparing for an industrial action ballot after crucial pay talks collapsed with the union pointing the finger at direct interference from the Scottish Government which scuppered potential progress towards a settlement. Following...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, SNP, Covid-19, Ferries, Scotland,
RMT demands action over latest CalMac Ferries fiasco
In response to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee’s request, the union has expressed serious concerns over the procurement, design and construction process that has seen delivery of two new ferries on the Ardossan-Brodick and Uig-Tarbert/Uig-Lochmaddy routes put back for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: caledonian macbrayne, calmac, snp, scottish government
RMT welcomes transfer of Argyll Ferries to CalMac
Maritime union RMT today welcomed the transfer of the Argyll Ferries contract to the publicly owned CalMac and heralded it as a victory for union members and the on-going campaign to end profiteering and uncertainty on Scottish Ferry services. Minister...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: argyll ferries, calmac, caledonian macbrayne, maritime, scottish ferries
RMT responds to Scottish ferries announcement
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “Some of this is welcome and we note that the Scottish Government’s official position is for direct award of all public ferry contracts across Scotland. The further delay will allow the Scottish Government to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scottish ferries, orkney ferries, northlink, calmac,
RMT PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR ARDROSSAN-BRODICK FERRY SERVICES
CalMac union RMT today placed on record its support for lifeline Ardrossan – Brodick ferry services, as local workers and communities await the Scottish Government’s decision on the future of ferry services to the isle of Arran. RMT were not...
Region: National
Tagged with: Calmac, Ardrossan-Brodick
RMT moves into dispute with CalMac
After two days of extensive pay negotiations between CalMac and the unions, RMT confirmed today that those talks have broken down due to the failure of the company to table an acceptable offer and the unions have now moved the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne
RMT welcomes CalMac ferries contract award
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that it was a major victory for the union and a successful defence of the principle of public ownership and operation of lifeline Scottish ferry services.   “The Scottish government has accepted the union’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Contract
RMT steps up pressure ahead of "Keep CalMac Public" Demo
SHIPPING UNION RMT stepped up the pressure on the Scottish Government ahead of a demonstration involving CalMac members and RMT activists today from 11.30am to 1.00pm, outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, to coincide with the re-assembly after the elections...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Contract
New Report Reinforces Case for Keeping CalMac Public
The report, commissioned by the CalMac union RMT, will launched in the Scottish Parliament today and reaches a number of conclusions that the union says makes a overwhelming case for keeping the operation of lifeline ferry services in the public...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Findlay Report
Maritime Union of Australia in solidarity over CalMac
  At its quadrennial conference yesterday the Maritime Union of Australia sent the strongest possible message of support and solidarity to RMT members in Scotland fighting to keep the CalMac Ferry routes in public hands.  The message of support comes...
Region: National
Tagged with: Maritime Union Australia, Calmac, Solidarity
No excuse for stalling Clyde & Hebrides tendering timetable
CALMAC UNION RMT has repeated its call for the Scottish Government to bring forward the tendering timetable for the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Contract to allow for the winning bid to be declared in advance of polling day in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Tendering
MOD fires SERCO
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "The fact that SERCO are being dumped from their lucrative four year contract for MoD shared services when it expires this year is another bitter blow to these specialists in failure whose balance sheet...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: serco, mod, calmac, caledonian sleeper
Scottish Government does not need to tender ferry service
On the day that the Scottish Parliament is due to debate a motion supporting the retention of lifeline CalMac Ferry services in the public sector, new legal advice provided by EU procurement law expert Gordon Nardell QC has shown that...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne, serco
"KEEP CALMAC PUBLIC!" - lobby and debate
RMT members and supporters will be holding a lobby of the Scottish Parliament tomorrow – 25th of November – to demand that the lifeline Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services be retained in public ownership. The lobby coincides with a debate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: caledonian macbrayne, calmac, serco
RMT Calmac campaign at National MOD today
RMT activists were out in force in Oban this morning distributing thousands of postcards, stickers and badges to people from across Scotland at the national MOD festival.   The public were very supportive and took the time to listen and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne, serco
RMT out in force at the national MOD Gaelic Festival
RMT officials, activists and representatives will be out in force in Oban at the national MOD festival this Saturday (17thOctober) as the union continues to fight any attempt to place lifeline Calmac ferry services in the hands of the profiteering...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne, serco
TRADE DISPUTE WITH CALEDONIAN MACBRAYNE AND ARGYLL FERRIES
Our Ref: S2/1/15/1 23rd July 2015 Dear Colleague, TRADE DISPUTE WITH CALEDONIAN MACBRAYNE AND ARGYLL FERRIES Following constructive talks between your union, the company and the Scottish Government, RMT’s trade disputes with CalMac and Argyll Ferries have been resolved. On the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne
Last ditch talks in Calmac dispute
CalMac union RMT said today that slow progress in talks in the dispute over jobs and working conditions ‎relating to the tendering of services have left negotiations scheduled for today and tomorrow as a last ditch attempt at a breakthrough...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne
RMT settles dispute on CalMac
CalMac union RMT confirmed tonight that it has called off industrial action on both CalMac and Argyll Ferries ‎after reaching a settlement following protracted talks on the key issues at the heart of the dispute. The following joint statement sets...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne
Scots overwhelmingly support keeping Calmac public
A new independent poll carried out by Survation  has found that almost two thirds of Scottish voters think Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services should remain the public sector while only one in ten support privatising the service. The poll also found...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne
Trade Dispute with Caledonian MacBrayne
Our Ref: SH/15/4 8th July 2015 Dear Colleague, Trade Dispute with Caledonian MacBrayne Further to previous correspondence, members are aware that RMT is still in discussions with CalMac to try and resolve this dispute. I can assure you that every effort...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: caledonian macbrayne, calmac
To all Caledonian MacBrayne and Argyle Ferries Members
Dear Colleague, Following further discussions this afternoon, and the Scottish Government agreeing to delay the publication of the Draft Invitation to Tender until 31st July 2015, RMT has agreed to suspend the current industrial action planned for Friday 10th July affecting...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne, argyll ferries
Trade Dispute with Caledonian MacBrayne
Our Ref: SH/15/4 3rd July 2015   Dear Colleague, Trade Dispute with Caledonian Macbrayne Following the industrial action taken by you and your colleagues between Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th June, you will be aware that RMT has been in discussions...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne
RMT confirms new strike dates on CalMac and Argyll Ferries
Not to book on for shifts commencing between the hours of 00.01 and 23.59  on Friday 10th July. The dispute is similar to the one on CalMac’s ferry operations with the union setting out the following demands: Job Security – a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne, argyll ferries, strike action
Striking ferry members at CalMac HQ
Striking ferry members at CalMac HQ this morning taking action over threats to jobs, working conditions and services. Credit. RMT. Ends
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne,
CalMac pickets out in force today as RMT action "rock solid"
RMT pickets out in force in CalMac dispute today as RMT confirms that the action in defence of jobs, working conditions and services has been rock solid. General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Our members on CalMac were rock solid in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne
RMT confirms Calmac industrial action
RMT members have voted by well over 90% for action in a ballot that covers both strikes and action short of strikes. The action confirmed today is as follows: Members will be instructed to take strike action as follows:-   •  ...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: caledonian macbrayne, calmac, industrial action
TRADE DISPUTE WITH CALEDONIAN MACBRAYNE
Our Ref: SH/15/4 17th June 2015 Dear Colleague, TRADE DISPUTE WITH CALEDONIAN MACBRAYNE Firstly, you and your colleagues are congratulated for returning a massive vote in favour of taking industrial action to make sure that your job security, conditions of service...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne, industrial action
RMT issues new warning of threat to jobs at CalMac
CalMac union RMT issued a renewed call for cast iron assurances on jobs, conditions and pensions as former Labour minister Brian Wilson warned this weekend that the‎ Clyde and Hebrides  service is being set up for  takeover by the profiteering...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: caledonian macbrayne, calmac, industrial action
RMT members vote for action at CalMac
Members voted 92% for strike action and 98% for action short of a strike on a 60% turnout. 55% of the total number eligible to vote voted yes for strike action and 58% of total eligible voted yes for action short of a strike. The...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne, industrial action
Ballot begins today on CalMac over threat to jobs....
RMT ballot begins today on CalMac over threat to jobs, pensions and working conditions. CalMac union RMT has confirmed that ballot papers have been despatched today to members in the industrial action vote ‎over the threat to jobs, pensions and...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Dispute
Dispute with CalMac over threat to jobs, pensions....
The industrial relationship with CalMac on the Clyde and Hebrides network has deteriorated in recent months to such an extent that maritime union RMT has today declared a formal dispute with the company, following the failure to provide RMT with...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Dispute
RMT demands inquiry into letting of NorthLink ferry contract
MARITIME UNION RMT today demanded a public inquiry into the privatisation of the NorthLink ferries contract in 2012 after the Shetland Times revealed that the public sector bid – tabled by CalMac, and thought to be cheaper than Serco who won...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink, caledonian macbrayne, calmac,
RMT demands action over Scottish ferry scandal
The seafarers are working on the Isle of Man flagged Clipper Ranger, chartered by CalMac from a company called Seatruck under the terms of CalMac’s contract with the Scottish Government for lifeline ferry services on the Clyde and Hebrides network....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, seatruck,