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RMT calls for talks to end the crisis on Scotland’s ferries
The vessel MV Pentalina grounded off the Orkney Islands over the weekend and experienced an engine room fire. All 60 passengers and some crew members were safely transferred to RNLI vessels.  The vessel was brought back into service in the Pentland...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, MV Pentalina, Pentland Ferries, CalMac, SNP
RMT reacts to new CalMac Catamaran trials
The Scottish government has provided £9m for the nine-month long charter of MV Alfred, owned by Orkney-based Pentland Ferries. Reacting to the news, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "This is a scandalous attack on trade union agreements and will...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: MV Alfred, CalMac Ferries, Pentland Ferries,
RMT accuse Scottish Government of ‘P&O by the backdoor’
Transport Scotland is spending £1m per month to charter the MV Alfred for nine months. The vessel will be crewed and operated by Pentland Ferries staff who are not covered by a trade union agreement and whose terms and conditions...
Region: National
Tagged with: Pentland Ferries, Scotland
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,