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RMT marks Day of the Seafarer with a call on Ratings to join a union
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “Seafarers in the UK don’t know whether they have a future, let alone a fair one as investment in training the next generation of Ratings is practically non-existent. Seafarer exploitation is endemic, from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Day of the Seafarer, UK Ratings, Seafarers, Minimum Wage
RMT uncovers illegal employment practices in the offshore supply chain
Crew on the Panamanian registered Glomar Wave are being paid a day rate of £47.35, working from Great Yarmouth to sites on the UK Continental Shelf. That is £3.94 per hour for a 12 hour day – under half the Government’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Glomar Wave, Offshore, Seafarers, National Minimum Wage,
RMT Welcomes Minimum Wage Law for Seafarers
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcome this new law which we have been demanding as part of our SOS 2020 and other seafarer campaigns down the years. Thousands of Ratings jobs around the UK coastline will now be covered...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, National Minimum Wage, Ratings, NMW,
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 welcomes publication of legislation to extend seafarers minimum wage
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “We welcome this but it is a small victory in the scheme of things. The legislation will secure an enforceable legal baseline, currently £8.21 per hour for seafarer pay on domestic ferry, offshore supply...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, minimum wage, Ratings, legislation,
RMT calls SOS 2020 Condor ferries protest in Portsmouth
The call comes in the wake of news that Brittany Ferries and US-owned investment fund Columbia Threadneedle have agreed to buy Condor Ferries in a deal that could be worth up to £300m. The action will target Condor’s morning sailings...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: sos2020, condor ferries, portsmouth, national minimum wage
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 slams latest seafarer pay rip off
OFFSHORE energy union RMT today raised alarm over the billion pound bonanzas for offshore wind farm owners when seafarers in the supply chain are being discriminated against and paid below the National Minimum Wage. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said:...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore wind farms, seafarer, ratings, national minimum wage
RMT slams government waiver that allows exploitation
OFFSHORE energy union RMT today attacked the Government’s decision to grant another waiver from immigration rules for offshore wind companies to import non-EEA seafarers to work on vessels that construct and maintain offshore wind farms on the UK Continental Shelf....
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore energy, oilc, seafarers, minimum wage
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 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 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 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 protests in Aberdeen today for SOS2020 campaign
RMT, the union for Seafarers and Offshore workers, will take its SOS 2020 campaign for ending employment barriers to more jobs and training for UK seafarers and offshore workers to Aberdeen today, Monday 26 February.   In a two-stage demonstration, the union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, offshore workers, national minimum wage, seafarers
RMT protests in Aberdeen for SOS 2020 campaign
RMT, the union for Seafarers and Offshore workers, will take its SOS 2020 campaign for ending employment barriers to more jobs and training for UK seafarers and offshore workers to Aberdeen on Monday 26 February.   In a two-stage demonstration, the union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, offshore workers, national minimum wage, seafarers
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
IFS: Threat to minimum wage from increased automation
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: ‎ "This is just a carefully crafted attempt by the elite to roll back the gains made by the trade unions on the principles of a minimum wage and a genuine living wage. We...
Region: National
Tagged with: ifs, institute of fiscal studies, automation, minimum wage, living wage,
RMT takes SOS 2020 campaign to Scottish Labour Party Conf
MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Labour Party conference on Saturday in a bid to win further support for the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign.   RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, seafarers, minimum wage, scottish labour party conference,