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RMT organises emergency P&O demonstrations
The company, which is funded by the Dubai Royal Family, stunned workers in a pre-recorded Zoom call, when they informed staff that they were being dismissed and would be replaced by cheap agency labour from abroad. When workers rightly refused...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O ferries, Redundancies, Protest, Seafarers
Taxpayers’ money to fund thousands of rail redundancies
RAIL UNION RMT has today demanded that the Government intervene and withdraw a massive job cuts scheme proposed by the rail industry as it is revealed taxpayer will be funding the redundancy payments. The union has also said in a...
Region: National
Tagged with: RIRG, Voluntary Severance, Transport Focus, Redundancies, Tory Government
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,
Outrage as Trump Turnberry and presses on with job cuts
TRUMP TURNBERRY UNION RMT has condemned the continued all-out assault on jobs and conditions at the US President's Scottish flagship golf resort as the company ploughs ahead with job cuts. Despite strong representation from RMT and the fact that Trump...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Trump Turnberry, Job Cuts, Redundancies, Covid-19
RMT responds to MSPs safety concerns
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed Members of the Scottish Parliament raising much needed awareness of safety concerns on Scotland’s railway following reports that Network Rail in Scotland has over 200 infrastructure vacancies whilst at the same time some of the biggest...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Network Rail, Scotland, Babcock Rail, SPL Powerlines, Story Plant, AMCO, Redundancies
RMT call to reinstate redundant jobs at Adelphi Hotel
RMT today called on the owner of the Brittannia Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool to reinstate 83 jobs that have been made redundant under the cloak of the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout the statutory consultation the employer refused to offer enhanced redundancy terms,...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Adelphi Hotel, Britannia Hotel Group, Jobs, Redundancies, Liverpool
RMT demands that Rail Gourmet and its parent company call off redundancy threat
RAIL ‎UNION RMT today demanded that Rail Gourmet and its parent company SSP call off the redundancy threat to unspecified numbers of catering contract staff under the guise of the COVID-19 pandemic as the union reveals that the company is...
Region: National
Tagged with: Rail Gourmet, Caterers, Redundancies
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 begins ballot on Heathrow Express
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it has begun a ballot of members on Heathrow Express for industrial action after workers who are currently furloughed due to the Covid-19 crisis were threatened with unemployment by the company. The threat to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Covid-19, Heathrow Express, Industrial Action, Ballot, Redundancies
RMT responds to proposed job losses at Wabtec
General Secretary Mick Cash said "The plan to almost halve the Wabtec Doncaster workforce with the loss of 450 jobs is devastating news for the area and the industry and is wholly opposed by RMT. "The fact that these savage cuts...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Covd-19, Wabtec, Doncaster, Engineering, Redundancies,
RMT responds to Government’s increase in taxpayer support to P&O
SEAFARER Union RMT has responded to the Government’s increase in taxpayer support to P&O Ferries by demanding that P&O Ferries withdraw plans for 1,100 redundancies mainly amongst directly employed UK seafarers in Dover and Hull. A Written Answer to Hull East...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, P&O Ferries, redundancies, seafarers,
RMT slams scandal of taxpayer support for P&O shareholders
P&O SEAFARERS Union RMT today reacted with fury following the release of Government contracts detailing the UK taxpayers’ support for roll-on roll-off ferry operators during the pandemic. Critical Freight Grant payments have been allocated to operators to keep essential goods,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, P&O Ferries, taxpayer support, redundancies, seafarers,
RMT condemns BP jobs carnage
The union says that hard working BP staff have endured 4-years and more of austerity and cuts associated with the downturn which the industry was just coming out of before the Covid-19 pandemic began. To be faced with further attrition...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, BP, Offshore, redundancies,
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 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 on Freightliner to halt redundancies
In the midst of the Covid 19 coronavirus crisis, rail union RMT was served with a redundancy notice on March 12th that removes 15 key worker jobs at Freightliners's Coatbridge Terminal followed shortly after by a further redundancy notice at their Leeds...
Region: National
Tagged with: freightliner, railfreight, network rail, redundancies