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RMT remembers the victims of the MV Swanland tragedy
SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT today remembered the six crew members who lost their lives on this day in 2011 when the MV Swanland sank in the Irish Sea. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said; “Today we pay our respects to the families...
Region: National
Tagged with: MV Swanland, SOS2020
RMT demands new Condor Ferries owners take urgent action
SEAFARERS Union RMT today responded to news confirming that Condor Ferries has been purchased by a consortium involving Brittany Ferries by demanding that the new owners take urgent action to resolve a long-running pay and conditions scandal. The union has...
Region: National
Tagged with: Sos2020, Condor ferries
RMT reacts with alarm at new pay abuse on Cyprus freighter
WELSH SEAFARERS union RMT today reacted with alarm at another case of seafarer pay abuse on a Cyprus registered freighter working on a domestic route, uncovered following an inspection of the ship requested by the Union. It comes the day...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: sos2020, low pay, seafarers, mv maris
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 raises alarm over Stena Line’s Holyhead-Dublin ferry
SEAFARER Union RMT today raised alarm over Stena Line’s decision to register new Holyhead-Dublin ferry Stena Estrid on the Cypriot flag. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “My members in Holyhead were looking forward to the arrival of the first...
Region: National
Tagged with: Sos2020, Stena, Holyhead, Dublin
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 condemns ‘ships of shame’
SEAFARER UNION RMT today responded to the start of London International Shipping Week by calling for action to end the appalling employment conditions for foreign seafarers working on ‘ships of shame’ in the UK shipping industry. Speaking at the TUC...
Region: National
Tagged with: ships of shame, sos2020, pay, seafarers
Save Our Seafarers 2020 Rally in Parliament – Weds 11th Sept
Maritime union RMT will be holding a rally in Parliament during ‘London International Shipping Week’, a series of events backed by industry and the Department for Transport to promote UK shipping interests, particularly in the City of London, to the...
Region: National
Tagged with: sos2020, Rally
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 to hold protest in Holyhead on Friday 8th February
Maritime union RMT will be holding a protest on Friday 8th February from 06:30 at Holyhead Port, Anglesey LL65 1DR. The protest will be targeting the 08:15 sailing of the Cyprus registered WB Yeats with activists leafleting vehicle and freight passengers as...
Region: National
Tagged with: sos2020, irish ferries, wb yeats, holyhead
RMT protest at Ramsgate Port tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Ramgate Port tomorrow as Government chaos over arrangements deepens and fears grow of a stitch up that will...
Region: National
Tagged with: SOS2020, Ramsgate
RMT to hold further ferries' protest in Portsmouth tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be holding a further Condor Ferries protest tomorrow - Saturday 12th January - at 7am – 9am, Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth PO2 8SP. The latest protest will call for an end to Condor Ferries paying...
Region: National
Tagged with: SOS2020, Portsmouth
RMT demands a fair deal for workers on Brexit ferry
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on Friday morning. RMT will be holding a protest outside the DfT at 10am...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight, sos2020
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 to hold Irish Sea campaign day of action
As part of maritime union RMT’s campaign for more jobs for domestic ratings on the Irish Sea the union is holding a Day of Action against Irish Ferries on Monday 26 November with a protest as follows: Irish Ferries: from midday,...
Region: North West
Tagged with: irish ferries, day of action, sos2020, seafarer,
RMT protest in Portsmouth tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be holding a protest tomorrow, Friday 16th March, from 1330 hrs at Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth PO2 8SP The protest will be calling for an end to Condor Ferries paying poverty wages on their...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: condor ferries, sos2020, channel islands ferries, red ensign group
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
RMT on increased funding for seafarer training
National Secretary Steve Todd said;  "Doubling public funding for seafarer training will always be welcomed by the maritime trade unions. RMT will be seeking further details from the Government on how this will affect the very small amount that is...
Region: National
Tagged with: seafarers, seafarer rating, training, maritime growth study, sos2020
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,
RMT "SOS 2020" shipping protest in Hull on Saturday
Saturday 30th September, 10am-4pm outside Hull Maritime Museum, Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3DX. A map to the venue is attached and can be downloaded here: https://tinyurl.com/y9zxfg8d   RMT will be using the Hull protest to point out that as...
Region: North East
Tagged with: sos2020, hull maritime museum, seafarers, maritime, shipping
RMT campaigners promoting the union's ‎SOS2020 campaign
RMT campaigners promoting the unions ‎SOS2020 campaign to coincide with Merchant Navy Day this weekend in Portsmouth and South Shields this morning.     RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said:   “In the trade union movement we have a saying:...
Region: National
Tagged with: sos2020, portsmouth, south shields, merchany navy day
Merchant Navy Day 2017
Ratings union the RMT will join the annual Merchant Navy Day celebrations on 3rd September 2017 by flying the Red Ensign from Regional Office across the UK and from Maritime House in London. As part of this year’s celebrations, at two...
Region: National
Tagged with: merchant navy day, merchant seafarers, SOS2020
RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Seafarers in every department of a ship, across every sector are a vital part of the national economy in any country. For a major economy like the UK, an island with a developed and...
Region: National
Tagged with: international maritime organisation, imo, day of the seafarer, sos2020
RMT protest in Poole for European Maritime Day of Action
The protest will take place Thursday 18th May, 8.30am, Poole Lighthouse Arts and Conference Centre, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole, BH15 1UG.   As part of RMT’s SOS 2020 campaign the event will be attended by RMT members and other trade unionists who...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: sos2020, european maritime day of action, seafarers
RMT protest in Poole for European Maritime Day of Action
MARITIME UNION RMT will be protesting against low-cost crewing in the shipping industry – as practiced by local employer Condor Ferries – outside the European Maritime Day conference in Poole on Thursday .   The protest will take place Thursday 18th...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: sos2020, european maritime day of action, condor ferries
Dover launch of RMT SOS2020 seafarers' campaign tomorrow
As an island nation and net importer, our economic, social and security interests depend upon seafarers and a resilient UK maritime skills base.   •             95% of all imported and exported goods in the UK are transported by ship •             Over...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: sos2020, seafarers, maritime
RMT protest in Aberdeen today against poverty pay
MARITIME UNION RMT has been demonstrating in Aberdeen today against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja. Workers are paid as little as £2.56 per hour on freight routes between Aberdeen and Orkney and Shetland on the Cyprus-flagged ship. Streamline...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: streamline shipping, mv daroja, poverty pay, sos2020
RMT welcomes introduction of maritime apprenticeship levy
Maritime union RMT has welcomed the potential benefits for the UK maritime industry of the apprenticeship levy which kicks in today and has urged employers on the UK shipping register to seize the opportunity to train up a next generation...
Region: National
Tagged with: sos2020, maritime industry, apprenticeship levy
RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to SNP conference
RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom in the maritime sector. The collapse in the number of UK seafarers in recent decades, when numbers fell by over 60%, is directly linked to the widespread practice of crewing...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, save our seafarers, snp
SOS2020 campaign at Scottish Conservative Party conference
MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Conservative Party conference tomorrow (Sat 4th March) in a bid to highlight the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign. RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom in the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, scottish conservative party, maritime union, rmt
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,
RMT protests over rail and seafarers in Edinburgh today
The union held a short protest outside Bute House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh before they took the short walk to Bute House.   RMT are pressing the case for public ownership of Scotrail and the ending of the poverty pay scandal...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, safer scottish trains, rmt
RMT campaigners at SNP TU Group conference
From RMT Press Office. RMT campaigners at the SNP Trade Union Group Conference this morning. Demanding that Scotrail be taken into public ownership and an end to the Seatruck poverty pay scandal on Northern Isles Ferries. Press picture hand out....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: safer scottish trains, sos2020, rmt
RMT to lobby Scottish Green Party conference
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it will be lobbying the Scottish Green Party Conference in Perth on Saturday 22nd October on the twin campaigning themes of "SAFER SCOTTISH TRAINS" and the recently launched  "SAVE OUR SEAFARERS" initiative, the event...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, save our seafarers, safer trains
RMT says UK Flag is failing seafarers
MARITIME UNION RMT says that new UK flagged vessels like the Atlantic Sea – which is being ‘christened’ in Liverpool tomorrow, Thursday 20 October – are failing the shipping  industry by not employing UK seafarers. RMT members will be protesting with...
Region: National
Tagged with: sos2020, save our seafarers, acl, atlantic container line
RMT Save Our Seafarers and Safer Rail demo at SNP Conf
RMT Save Our Seafarers and Safer Rail demonstration at SNP Conference this morning   Press picture hand out   Credit: RMT
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, rmt, seafarers
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 at the TUC
Region: National
Tagged with: tuc, rmt, sos2020