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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 raises serious safety concerns
FERRIES UNION RMT today responded to the publication of the Maritime Accident Investigation Branch’s report into the fire on the Lithuanian registered Finlandia Seaways in April 2018 which resulted in the withdrawal of the vessel from the Rosyth-Zeebrugge route by the...
Region: National
Tagged with: DFDS, Finlandia Seaways, Maritime Accident Investigation Branch, MAIB, Ferry, Seafarers
RMT on Environmental Audit Committee’s report
Commenting on the Environmental Audit Committee’s report ‘Growing Back Better’, published today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The Committee has rightly recognised the vital role that the UK’s public transport network has in our economic recovery from Covid-19 and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Environmental Audit Committee, Growing Back Better, Public Transport, Bus, Rail, Taxi, Shipping, Ferry,
RMT welcome publicly funded Shields Ferry project in North Tyneside
In a letter to NEXUS welcoming the proposal, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT members on the Shields Ferry and across Nexus welcome this progressive decision to invest in a new landing at Western Quay and look forward to...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Shields Ferry, Nexus, Western Quay, North Tyneside, Ferries
RMT to begin balloting for action at Wightlink
WIGHTLINK UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun balloting over 400 ferry workers for both strike action and action short of a strike after negotiations failed to produce an offer on pensions and terms and conditions that meets the very...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Wightlink, Pensions, Industrial Action, Strike, Ferry,
RMT on news Government has provided £35m to Ferry companies
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “No freight moves without seafarers. The Government needs to remember this when dishing out public money to private ferry companies during the pandemic. “We are extremely concerned that this money is not available on...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, ferry companies, Tory government,
RMT reacts with fury SERCO awarded NorthLink contract
NORTHLINK union RMT today responded with fury to the news that the Scottish Government has awarded the specialists in failure Serco the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract for up to eight years from 31 October 2019. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink, serco, northern isles ferry services, snp
RMT on Grayling blowing £85 million on Brexit ferries
MARITIME UNION RMT repeats demand this morning for Grayling's resignation as Public Accounts Committee reveals he blew £85 million on the Brexit ferries shambles. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It is nothing short of shameful that while RMT members on...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, brexit, ferry
RMT condemns Scottish Govt’s relationship with Serco
TRANSPORT union RMT today condemned the Scottish Government’s unhealthy relationship with Serco following news that the outsourcing multinational will be forced to pay £22.9m in fines and costs following the Serious Fraud Office’s six-year investigation finding Serco guilty of fraud...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: serco, caledonian sleeper, northern isles ferry, snp
RMT demands answers as Seaborne Freight scandal
MARITIME UNION RMT today demanded answers from the Government over the terms and conditions of workers on their Brexit ferry contracts, and the publication of their legal advice on the procurement process, as the Chair of the Transport Select Committee...
Region: National
Tagged with: seaborne freight, maritime, ferry, brexit, seafarers, dft
RMT to demand fair deal from Grayling tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling tomorrow as Government chaos over arrangements deepens and the Maritime Minister dismissed union concerns...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight
RMT demands a fair deal for workers on Brexit ferry
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on Friday morning. RMT will be holding a protest outside the DfT at 10am...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight, sos2020
RMT reaction to statement on Northern Isles Ferry contract
NORTHLINK FERRIES UNION RMT today reacted to the ministerial statement from Humza Yousaf MSP, announcing that the next public contract for the Northern Isles Ferry services from the mainland to Orkney and Shetland will be put out to tender. Mick...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: humza yousaf, northlink, northlink ferries, northern isles ferry services, snp
RMT to hold Nationalise Northlink public meeting on Shetland
The meeting will take place on Fri 16 March, from 19:00 at Shetland Hotel (St. Catherine Suite South), Holmsgarth Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0PW   RMT Regional Organiser Gordon Martin will put the positive case for nationalising NorthLink.   This will be an...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink, nationalise northlink, ferry service, serco, shetland, public meeting
Scottish Parliament debates inter-island ferry services
With the Lib Dems tabling a motion in the Scottish Parliament on Scotland's inter-island ferries, shipping union RMT has set out three key demands to protect the future of the life-line services; * RMT supports the inclusion of inter-island ferry services...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northern isles ferry services, northlink, orkney, shetland
RMT on Condor’s intention to bid for Jersey-Guernsey ferry
MARITIME UNION RMT today issued a warning today that ferry company Condor’s intention to bid for the new inter-island service between Jersey and Guernsey would herald bad news for terms and conditions in the shipping industry were they to be...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: condor ferries, jersey, guernsey, ferry service, maritime
RMT launches campaign to nationalise Northlink Ferry service
The lifeline ferry route services the people, staff and business of Orkney, Shetland and the mainland. In 2016, the fleet of 5 vessels carried over 300,000 passengers and over 60,000 vehicles on three routes. Serco NorthLink received around a 10% increase in subsidy and no...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink ferry, northern isles ferry service, serco, nationalise northlink, maritime