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World Maritime Day
On World Maritime Day seafarers’ union RMT has called for support for those working across the industry facing continuing threats to their livelihoods as we move forwards from the COVID pandemic. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “On World Maritime...
Region: National
Tagged with: World Maritime Day, Seafarers
RMT demands action on Seafarer jobs
SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT has today written an open letter warning of the consequences for seafarer jobs, maritime safety and economic prospects in Dover and across the country from a failure to tackle anti-trade union employer Irish Ferries’ exploitative crewing model....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Irish Ferries, Dover, Seafarers, Ratings, Jobs, Maritime Safety
RMT remembers Piper ‎Alpha 33 years ago today
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “We ask that offshore employers allow all workers to take a moment today to remember the 167 offshore workers and the devastating effect that this disaster had on their families and communities, especially in north...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Piper Alpha, Offshore, Maritime Safety Week
RMT responds to the Maritime Skills Commission’s report
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “RMT welcome proposals to increase seafarer training but we are concerned that this report, on its own, could further entrench long standing inequalities in seafarer training. The MSC recommends Tonnage Tax reforms which will...
Region: National
Tagged with: Day of the Seafarer, Maritime Skills Commission, Seafarer Cadet, Seafarer Cadet Review
Government security, defence, development and foreign policy review
ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY UNION RMT today responded to the Government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “With all the sabre rattling, the Government has again overlooked the importance of civilian seafarers...
Region: National
Tagged with: Royal Fleet Auxiliary, RFA, Royal Navy, Seafarers, Maritime
RMT responds to freeport and offshore measures in budget
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The furlough extension is welcome but if taxpayer investment is to create good quality seafarer, port and offshore energy jobs in a green recovery, then regulation of the supply chain, trade union recognition and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Seafarer, Energy, Freeport, Maritime, Budget, Rishi Sunak,
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 warns of quarantine chaos in key industries
RMT has raised its concerns after the DfT convened an emergency summit covering the maritime and offshore industries at short notice this afternoon to outline the Governments plans. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The Department for Transport has consulted...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Red List, Quarantine, Seafarers, Offshore, Maritime, DfT
RMT statement on the Government’s build back better with apprentices announcement
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Instead of listening to the lobbying of crewing agents represented on the Maritime Skills Commission, the Government needs to institute a mass programme of Rating recruitment, using the apprenticeship standards for deck, engine and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Maritime Skills Commission, Ratings, Seafarers, Apprentices, Shipping, Offshore,
RMT response to historic findings of World Maritime University (WMU)
  RMT General Secretary Mick Cash, said: “RMT welcome the WMU’s ground breaking report. We have long raised our concerns over the tick box exercise on hours of work and manning levels which is especially common on Flag of Convenience...
Region: National
Tagged with: World Maritime University, Shipping
RMT on reports of Solent tanker hijacking
MARITIME UNION RMT today responded to reports of stowaways aboard the Liberian registered oil tanker Nave Andromeda which was scheduled to call at Southampton this morning attempting to take control of the vessel in the English Channel. Mick Cash, General...
Region: National
Tagged with: Nava Andromeda, Southampton, Maritime,
RMT blasts firing and rehiring of workers at Felixstowe as port owners pay failed Transport Secretary Chris Grayling £274 per hour
The port owner’s policy of firing and rehiring of workers at Felixstowe has now reportedly led to a dire situation of labour shortages at one of the UK’s most important ports meaning that freight trains cannot be loaded to capacity...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hutchison's, Felixtowe, Maritime
RMT and Labour call on the Government to rescue ferry jobs and services in Hull
Following a meeting in the Port of Hull with Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, Jim McMahon MP and Shadow Shipping Minster, Mike Kane MP, there was condemnation of P&O Ferries’ decision to close the Hull-Zeebrugge route which would heap more misery...
Region: North East
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, seafarers, ratings, maritime, redundancies, Hull
RMT support for detention of shipping vessel
SEAFARERS’ Union RMT has registered its support for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s detention of the Maltese registered offshore supply vessel, Ben Nevis in Aberdeen yesterday for infringements of the Maritime Labour Convention. General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT warned...
Region: National
Tagged with: MCA, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Maritime Labour Convention, Ben Nevis
RMT responds to news of latest savage P&O cuts
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “In the summer, P&O Ferries received over £6.6m from the taxpayer on the two Port of Hull routes, including Hull-Zeebrugge. This does not need to happen but P&O’s owners in Dubai have pulled the...
Region: North East
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, seafarers, ratings, maritime, redundancies, Dover, Hull,
National Minimum Wage and Seafarers
SEAFARERS UNION RMT today raised the alarm over the impact of the shipping industry’s crewing policies on UK seafarers’ jobs, ahead of an online ministerial roundtable on enforcing new National Minimum Wage legislation for seafarers. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash...
Region: National
Tagged with: Minimum Wage, Seafarers, Covid-19, Maritime,
RMT call for justice for all merchant seafarers on Merchant Navy Day
Mick Lynch, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary, said: “As ever, we take time to remember the sacrifice of merchant navy seafarers of the past as part of the annual Merchant Navy Day celebrations. “But this year, those celebrations are muted...
Region: National
Tagged with: Merchant Navy Day, Red Ensign, Seafarers, Maritime, Ratings
RMT Demands Pension Justice for Maritime Workers
In the week when we acknowledge the courageous work of our seafarers, who continue to provide a service to the UK during the COVID-19 crisis, seafarers' union RMT has produced evidence that shipping employers are providing maritime workers with inadequate...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Seafarers Awareness Week, Pensions, Maritime Workers,
RMT responds to Transport Secretary's comments on P&O redundancies
RMT Senior Assistant general Secretary Mick Lynch, said: “On the day P&O Ferries ends its consultation, seafarers in Dover and Hull will be shocked to learn that they will be thrown on the scrapheap with the blessing of this Government,...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, seafarers, ratings, maritime, redundancies, Dover, Hull
RMT welcomes MCA detention and inspection of cruise ships
SEAFARER Union RMT today welcomed the actions of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in detaining and inspecting six cruise ships in Tilbury and Bristol following serious concerns over the welfare of nearly 2,000 crew members who are stranded on these vessels,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, MCA, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Seafarers
RMT demands government action to save over 1000 P&O Ferries’ jobs
Over 730 of these jobs are currently held by UK seafarer Ratings employed on strategically vital ferry routes from Dover and Hull to the continent. In his letter, RMT general secretary Mick Cash calls on the UK Government to take the...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, seafarers, ratings, maritime, redundancies, Dover, Hull
RMT reacts with fury to P&O all-out assault on jobs
MARITIME Union RMT today reacted with fury at P&O Ferries proposals for restructuring the business during the Coronavirus pandemic. In a consultation document issued to RMT, the union organising Seafarer Ratings on P&O Ferries’ Irish Sea, North Sea and Dover-Calais...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Covid-19, seafarers, maritime,
RMT on Stena Line announcement to furlough staff
STENA LINE union RMT reacted to today's announcement that some 600 Stena Line staff from its 2000+ strong seafarer, docker and port service workforce in the UK and Ireland will be furloughed and a further 150 redundancies will be sought, despite a lack...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Stena Line, furlough, redundancies, maritime,
RMT Calls for COVID-19 Guidance for Seafarers on Ferries
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Some employers in the passenger ferry sector are keeping restaurants and bars open on their ships. This is exposing RMT members to excessive risk during the Coronavirus pandemic. “The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has...
Region: National
Tagged with: covid-19, passenger ferries, guidance, ratings, maritime
RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment on seafarer pay
Currently the law treats the maritime industry as a “special case”, resulting in widespread discrimination against foreign seafarers. This super exploitation on merchant ships in UK waters sees basic rates of pay as low as £1.83 per hour and industry-wide...
Region: National
Tagged with: labour party, seafarer pay, maritime
RMT brings Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay fight to TUC
RFA staff have been excluded from the inflation-proofing of wages that has been offered to other forces personnel and instead have been confronted by an imposed award that would mean a real terms cut in standards of living for brave...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay, maritime
RMT to hold Liverpool dockside demonstrations
Maritime union RMT will be holding demonstrations in Liverpool highlighting the scandal of low pay, recruitment of UK and Irish Ratings, and the failure to redeploy our members who worked on P&O’s European Endeavour on the Irish Sea following the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: sos2020, p&o, ratings, low pay, maritime,
RMT confirms RFA protest at Parliament next week
Maritime union RMT confirmed today that it will be holding a parliamentary demonstration next week in support of a programme of industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – in a...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay, maritime
RMT steps up demand for pay justice for RFA workers
On the Day of The Seafarer maritime union RMT has stepped up the demand for pay justice for nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – who begin a campaign of industrial action next...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay, maritime
RMT confirms action in fight for "fair pay for RFA"
Maritime union RMT confirmed today that it will be embarking upon a programme of industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – in a fight for pay justice. Despite repeated efforts...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay, maritime
RMT Chalks Up Major Victory in Fight for Maritime Pay
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “This is a major and welcome victory for RMT’s long-running campaign for pay and workplace justice in the maritime sector and I pay tribute to both the RMT members and our supporters who have...
Region: National
Tagged with: maritime, pay, minimum wage
RMT to ballot RFA workers
Maritime union RMT confirmed today that it has served notice and has begun the balloting process for industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – in a fight for pay justice....
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxiliary, fair pay, low pay, maritime
RMT statement on the anniversary of the Herald disaster
On the anniversary of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster of 6th March 1987, seafarers’ union RMT today paid respect to the memories of the 193 crew and passengers who lost their lives in that tragic incident. RMT general secretary, Mick Cash...
Region: National
Tagged with: herald of free enterprise, maritime safety, maritime
RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World
Maritime Union RMT today said that the sale of P&O Ferries for £322m from Dubai World to Dubai Ports World raised fresh concerns over the future direction of shipping and ports policy in the UK, including the Port of Dover....
Region: National
Tagged with: p&o ferries, dubai ports world, dp world, maritime, ferries
RMT to hold protest in Holyhead tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be holding a protest on Friday 8th February from 0630 at Holyhead Port, Anglesey LL65 1DR. The protest will be targeting the 0815 sailing of the Cyprus registered WB Yeats with activists leafleting vehicle and freight passengers as...
Region: North West
Tagged with: irish ferries, siptu, nautilus, shipping, maritime, holyhead, wb yeats
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 responds to Government Future Maritime Strategy
Responding to the publication today of the government’s new Future Maritime strategy RMT general secretary Mick Cash said, “First, we have the Brexit ferry scandal with companies without ships. “Now from these latest proposals it seems we will have ghost...
Region: National
Tagged with: Government Future Maritime Strategy
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 to hold protest in Portsmouth
Maritime union RMT will be holding a further protest on Saturday 12th January 2019 at 7am – 9am, Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth PO2 8SP. The latest protest will call for an end to Condor Ferries paying poverty wages...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: condor ferries, sos2020, national minimum wage, nmw, maritime, seafarers
RMT on P&O ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said:  “This is pure opportunism from P&O, whose long term aim has always been to switch the UK fleet to a tax haven register, as they have already done with most of the Irish Sea...
Region: National
Tagged with: pando, p&o ferries, maritime
RMT to hold demo at Condor Ferries
Maritime union RMT has confirmed that members and supporters from the community will be holding a demonstration against the employment practices of Channel Island operator Condor Ferries in Portsmouth on: Saturday 22nd December 2018, at 7am – 9am, Portsmouth International Port,...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: condor ferries, sos2020, national minimum wage, nmw, maritime, seafarers
RMT response to UK seafarers numbers
RATINGS union RMT today responded with scepticism to the Government’s publication of figures for the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry, based on data produced by the UK Chamber of Shipping. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarers, ratings, maritime, uk chamber of shipping, dft, department of transport
RMT Irish Sea campaign day of action in Liverpool
RMT’s campaigning in the Irish Sea will turn to ‘low-cost’ operator Seatruck in Liverpool this Friday with an early morning protest at the company’s depot at Brocklebank Dock as the union steps up the fight for pay and workplace justice....
Region: North West
Tagged with: seatruck, mersey maritime, brocklebank dock, minimum wage, pay
RMT Port workers to strike in fight for fair pay
Not booking on for any shifts that commence between:- • 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Friday 9th November 2018 • 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Monday 12th November 2018 Additionally, with effect from 00:01 hours on Saturday 10th November 2018 until 23:59 hours on Sunday 11th November...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: macgregors, port workers, shipping, logistics, maritime
RMT announces dispute with P&O Dover
MARITIME UNION RMT has announced that it is in dispute with P&O Dover after it unilaterally imposed and refused to withdraw a new sickness procedure. The union wrote to P&O asking the company to withdraw their sickness toolkit policy until...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: p&o dover, sickness procedure, maritime
RMT statement on the Government's ‘technical notes’
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “Our members on cross channel and Irish Sea routes should not be affected by internal Tory conflicts which prevent seafarers’ interests being fully protected after 29 March next year. “We will seek our own guarantees...
Region: National
Tagged with: shipping, maritime, seafarer certification, brexit, tory government
Ireland-UK unions join forces on Irish Sea ferries
British and Irish seafaring unions have called for an urgent meeting with Irish Ferries to discuss concerns over the pay and conditions of the crew that will work on a new ‘super-ferry’ due to come into service in the autumn....
Region: National
Tagged with: irish ferries, siptu, nautilus, shipping, maritime
RMT Port Workers to strike in fight for fair pay
The workers are employed by global shipping logistics and maintenance outfit MacGregors at a number of key locations including Aberdeen, Newcastle and Portsmouth. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “This dispute is about a key group of port-based staff fighting...
Region: National
Tagged with: macgregors, port workers, shipping, logistics, maritime
Maritime Caterer Apprenticeships
Shipping union RMT today welcomed what it described as a long overdue but important breakthrough in qualifications to train the next generation of maritime‎ catering staff.   The union response follows an announcement by the Maritime Trailblazer Working Group,  which...
Region: National
Tagged with: maritime caterer apprenticeships, deck rating, catering ratings, maritime trailblazer
RMT campaign secures commitment on maritime minimum wage
RMT campaigning has secured a concrete Government commitment to help end undercutting in the Maritime and Offshore sectors. This week the Department published their Maritime strategy document which said, “The welfare and wellbeing of our people must be of topmost...
Region: National
Tagged with: national minimum wage, maritime, offshore
RMT on increased funding for seafarer training
National Secretary Steve Todd said;  "Doubling public funding for seafarer training will always be welcomed by the maritime trade unions. RMT will be seeking further details from the Government on how this will affect the very small amount that is...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarers, seafarer rating, training, maritime growth study, sos2020
RMT concerns over Government’s Maritime Growth Study Review
SEAFARER RATINGS union RMT today reacted with concern at the findings of the Government’s Maritime Growth Study (MGS) Review, published today. The MGS, published in September 2015 was designed to increase the competitiveness of the UK maritime industries. RMT’s SOS 2020 campaign...
Region: National
Tagged with: sos2020, maritime growth study review, seafarers, ratings,
Government caves in to ship-owners
SEAFARER RATINGS union RMT today responded with outrage to confirmation from UK ship owners that new Government guidance on seafarers and the National Minimum Wage will do nothing to tackle the sub-NMW pay rates which are rife in the UK...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarer ratings, uk chamber of shipping, tory government, maritime, minimum wage
RMT Seafarers' minimum wage warning
SEAFARER RATINGS union RMT has raised alarm over new government guidance on the National Minimum Wage and seafarers warning that it will not tackle chronic low pay to foreign seafarers which is driving the decline of UK seafarer numbers and...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarer ratings, maritime, seafarer, minimum wage
RMT members on Orkney Ferries vote overwhelmingly for action
Shipping union RMT confirmed today that members have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action on Orkney Ferries in a fight for pay justice. Members have voted by around 80% for strike action with an even higher number backing action short of a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: orkney ferries, pay justice, maritime
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
RMT "SOS 2020" shipping protest in Hull on Saturday
Saturday 30th September, 10am-4pm outside Hull Maritime Museum, Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3DX. A map to the venue is attached and can be downloaded here: https://tinyurl.com/y9zxfg8d   RMT will be using the Hull protest to point out that as...
Region: North East
Tagged with: sos2020, hull maritime museum, seafarers, maritime, shipping
RMT responds to Govt pledge to double maritime apprentices
Shipping union RMT responds to Government pledge today to double maritime apprenticeships Speaking from the TUC Congress in Brighton, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Whilst it is welcome that the Government have responded positively to RMT's campaign for a...
Region: National
Tagged with: shipping, maritime, apprenticeships
RMT gives cautious welcome to Govt move on maritime training
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “Whilst the SMarT scheme mainly benefits officer cadet trainees, RMT is pleased that the consultants’ report to the Shipping Minister recommends increasing the SMarT fund in order to develop and increase the number of...
Region: National
Tagged with: maritime training, SMarT, seafarers
RMT launches formal Gulfmark complaints
SEAFARER UNION RMT today launched complaints to UK Government regulators to take action against UK-Flagged offshore supply vessels owned by Gulfmark where UK Ratings have been replaced by non-EEA seafarers on basic rates of pay as low as $3.41 per hour,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Maritime, Gulfmark, Complaints
RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Seafarers in every department of a ship, across every sector are a vital part of the national economy in any country. For a major economy like the UK, an island with a developed and...
Region: National
Tagged with: international maritime organisation, imo, day of the seafarer, sos2020
RMT protest in Poole for European Maritime Day of Action
The protest will take place Thursday 18th May, 8.30am, Poole Lighthouse Arts and Conference Centre, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole, BH15 1UG.   As part of RMT’s SOS 2020 campaign the event will be attended by RMT members and other trade unionists who...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: sos2020, european maritime day of action, seafarers
RMT protest in Poole for European Maritime Day of Action
MARITIME UNION RMT will be protesting against low-cost crewing in the shipping industry – as practiced by local employer Condor Ferries – outside the European Maritime Day conference in Poole on Thursday .   The protest will take place Thursday 18th...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: sos2020, european maritime day of action, condor ferries
Dover launch of RMT SOS2020 seafarers' campaign tomorrow
As an island nation and net importer, our economic, social and security interests depend upon seafarers and a resilient UK maritime skills base.   •             95% of all imported and exported goods in the UK are transported by ship •             Over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: sos2020, seafarers, maritime
RMT welcomes introduction of maritime apprenticeship levy
Maritime union RMT has welcomed the potential benefits for the UK maritime industry of the apprenticeship levy which kicks in today and has urged employers on the UK shipping register to seize the opportunity to train up a next generation...
Region: National
Tagged with: sos2020, maritime industry, apprenticeship levy
SOS2020 campaign at Scottish Conservative Party conference
MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Conservative Party conference tomorrow (Sat 4th March) in a bid to highlight the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign. RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom in the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, scottish conservative party, maritime union, rmt
Maritime union RMT responds to important new report
MARITIME UNION RMT responded to the report published today on UK Seafarer Projections, carried out for the Department for Transport by Oxford Economics, in line with the recommendations of the Maritime Growth Study. The report forecasts significant increases in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk seafarer projections, department for transport, dft, maritime growth study
Call to press Shipping Minister to end pay discrimination
MARITIME UNION RMT today called on MPs to press the Shipping Minister, John Hayes MP, during a back bench business debate [3pm, Thursday 12 January] on the future of the UK maritime industry to draw up a legislative timetable for ending...
Region: National
Tagged with: shipping, maritime, shipping minister, pay discrimination
Marine Office closure programme
Shipping union RMT today slammed the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for trying to bury bad news by sneaking out a decision to axe and downgrade seven Marine Offices via the blog on their website. Offices at Tyne, Harwich, Norwich and...
Region: National
Tagged with: maritime and coastguard agency, marine office
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
RMT responds to todays "Maritime Growth Study"
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash commented: “RMT welcome proposals to increase the rate of training and employment of UK seafarers in the domestic and international shipping industry. Reviewing government support for seafarer training and growing the maritime skills base year...
Region: National
Tagged with: Maritime Growth Study
RMT launches shock new report and new Maritime Manifesto
In order to reverse declining employment and training rates for UK seafarers, the Maritime Futures report makes a number of recommendations, including a different approach to minimum wage enforcement and reserving jobs on specified routes for UK seafarers on UK...
Region: National
Tagged with: maritime manifesto, maritime futures report,
RMT launches shock new report and new Maritime Manifesto
In order to reverse declining employment and training rates for UK seafarers, the Maritime Futures report makes a number of recommendations, including a different approach to minimum wage enforcement and reserving jobs on specified routes for UK seafarers on UK...
Region: National
Tagged with: maritime manifesto, maritime futures report
RMT slams “alarmist” shipping industry statements
Shipping union RMT today slammed what it describes as “blatantly alarmist” noises coming out of the shipping industry which threaten to destabilise the already damaged sector and which pose a renewed threat to seafarers jobs and training. The Amec report...
Region: National
Tagged with: sulphur content, international maritime organisation, chamber of shipping
RMT repeats calls for action on maritime safety
May 20th 2014 Immediate   RMT repeats calls for action on maritime safety as inquest opens into the tragic sinking of the Swanland off the Welsh coast in 2011 As the inquest opens into the deaths of six Russians sailors who died...
Region: National
Tagged with: Maritime safety, Swanland, Inquest
RMT RESPONSE TO TRANSPORT SELECT COMMITTEE
The Committee also made helpful recommendations on resource and staffing levels at the industry regulator (the Maritime and Coastguard Agency) and employment standards on ships flying Red Ensign Group flags. The union was disappointed, however, by the lack of recommendations...
Region: National
Tagged with: commons transport committee, maritime and coastguard agency