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Boris Johnson’s bluster
RMT, the union for UK seafarers, today released figures showing that Boris Johnson’s bluster on Tories supporting UK employment and wage growth is blown away by statistics revealing a massive decline in UK seafarer employment, compounded by poverty wages in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Ratings, Boris Johnson, Conservative conference, Tory Government, UK
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 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 slams Board of Trade report
SEAFARERS UNION RMT today responded to the UK Board of Trade report, ‘Global Britain, Local Jobs’ which makes a series of recommendations on Britain’s trading future but contains no reference at all to creating local jobs in the key transport...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Ratings, Global Britain Local Jobs, DfT, Liz Truss,
RMT demand Government action to stop shipowner exploitation of seafarers
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said; “The shipping industry says it is seeking a level commercial playing field but today’s figures again show that UK seafarers continue to face unfair competition from low cost labour. We must end shipowners’ use...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Shipping, P&O Ferries, DFDS, Stena Line, Condor Ferries, RFA, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Ratings
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 respond to Tonnage Tax reform reports
RMT research shows that shipowners in the Tonnage Tax scheme have already benefited from subsidies worth £2.165bn since the scheme was introduced in the early 2000s. The number of UK Ratings employed on vessels in the scheme has flatlined and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tonnage Tax, Shipping, Ratings
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 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,
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,
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 warns of massive UK jobs crisis in Seafarers Awareness Week
RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “This year’s Seafarers’ Awareness Week comes as employers seek to the use the pandemic to slash jobs, pay and conditions whilst thousands of international seafarers are stranded on cruise ships in UK...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Seafarers Awareness Week, Ratings, Jobs, Ratings union
International Day of the Seafarer
SEAFARERS’ Union RMT today launched an appeal to increase UK Ratings’ jobs and restore power to national shipping registers as part of the International Maritime Organisation’s annual Day of the Seafarer. RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “On...
Region: National
Tagged with: International Day of the Seafarer, seafarers, ratings, uk ferries
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 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 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 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 demands government action over P&O
SEAFARER UNION RMT has demanded an urgent meeting with the Government after it emerged that P&O are planning to dump Portuguese ratings from their Pride of York and Pride of Hull ferries next week and replace them with Filipino crews,...
Region: North East
Tagged with: p&o ferries, pride of york, pride of hull, ratings, seafarers
RMT to hold 'Save Our Seafarers' protest
Maritime union RMT will be holding a demonstration outside the Welsh Parliament as part of its campaign for the enactment of policies that will increase seafarer and docker jobs in Wales. The protest will take place on Thursday 9th January...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: sos2020, seafarers, ratings, dockers, Wales,
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 demands pay justice for women seafarers
MARITIME union RMT today stated its support and commitment for increasing the number of women seafarers working in the shipping industry, as part of the events and celebrations being held on this Day of the Seafarer 2019.   RMT General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarers, uk ratings, day of the seafarer, sos2020
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 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
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 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 demands action on further decline in seafarer numbers
MARITIME UNION RMT, which represents seafarer ratings in the UK, today demanded Government action to halt the continued decline in UK seafarer numbers during 2016, contained in the Department for Transport’s annual Seafarer Statistics published this morning. Although overall UK Ratings...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarer ratings, dft, department for transport
RMT launches SOS 2020 campaign to save UK seafarer jobs
The Launch will be held in Dining Room A, House of Commons, 4-6pm, Wednesday 12 October. An Early Day Motion has also been tabled today.   Ratings are specialist maritime staff with a variety of responsibilities, from the operation of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: sos2020, seafarers, ratings
RMT call on Govt and industry to do more for UK Ratings
According to the Department for Transport’s Annual Seafarer Statistics, the number of UK Ratings in the shipping industry increased by 410 (4.8%) in 2015, the first increase since 2011. However, this modest increase was almost entirely confined to the catering and onboard services departments,...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk ratings, seafarers,