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:...
RMT to protest at SNP conference
RMT activists will once again be demonstrating outside the SNP conference this Saturday to raise awareness amongst the SNP delegates and the wider public of the Scottish Governments failure to put their warm words on fair work for all into...
RMT on the Scottish Govt’s decision to charter MV Arrow
Scottish ferry union RMT today expressed concern at the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from low-cost operator Seatruck to meet short term freight capacity demand on publicly subsidised Northern Isles ferry routes currently operated by Serco NorthLink. RMT...
RMT on the latest statistics from Serco NorthLink
Scottish ferries union RMT today commented on the latest statistics from Serco NorthLink, current operator of the Northern Isles Ferry Service (NIFS) contract for the Scottish Government. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “RMT members and their colleagues in Serco...
RMT welcomes NorthLink news
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said:
“The union welcomes the news that these three leased vessels are being brought into the NorthLink fleet on a permanent basis which shows the importance and long-term viability of these life-line services.
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...
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...
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...