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RMT condemns Hebblethwaite P&O promotion
Mr Hebblethwaite who admitted breaching employment law during a Transport Select Committee hearing in March, by sacking 800 seafarers and replacing them with agency crews, was appointed on 1st April to the new post which has been announced today on Companies...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Peter Hebblethwaite, DP World, Seafarers, Sackings
RMT responds to Pride of Kent failed inspection
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “For the third time in a month P&O’s Cypriot flagged Pride of Kent has failed a full safety inspection by the MCA.   “Passengers and hauliers need to know that P&O’s fleet is operated by...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Pride of Kent, DP World, Seafarers, Sackings
RMT protest Larne port over unsafe P&O ferries
This week the European Causeway drifted for hours in waters off Larne having lost power and had to be escorted back by tugboats. The vessel was carrying passengers, freight traffic and was being operated by an underpaid, overworked and poorly...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, DP World, Larne, Seafarers, Sackings
P&O protest at Cairnryan port on Friday
Demonstrators will be encouraging passengers not to use the ferries as part of the union's "Boycott P&O" campaign. Following the unlawful sacking of 800 staff in March, P&O has been embroiled in a series of safety violations on their ferries and...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, DP World, Sackings, Seafarers
RMT responds to European Causeway being adrift off the coast of Larne
"Since our members were viciously sacked on 17 March, this vessel has been detained by the MCA for failing a raft of safety checks. "The list of offences is now as long as your arm and the Government has to step...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, European Causeway, DP World, Seafarers, Sackings,
P&O U-turn on further cutting of agency worker pay
The union had  received reports  of agency workers being forced to sign new contracts that reduced their pay to drastically low levels.   RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Due to the pressure from RMT seafarers, P&O have been prevented...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Seafarers, Sackings, DP World
DP World protest against P&O sackings
Organised by the International Transport Federation in London outside the offices of DP World, 16 Palace Street London SW1E 5JQ, RMT activists will be keeping up their “Fair Ferries campaign” and calling for the re-instatement of all 800 sacked seafarers. ITF inspectors...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, DP World, Seafarers, Sackings
P&O demonstrations continue this week
Delays at Dover have been compounded by P&O's ruthless actions and the embattled Dubai owned company says no ship will sail until April 19. The events that we have planned this week are as follows:   Hull 4pm Tuesday 5 April King...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Sackings, seafarers, DP World,
Unions demand change to end fire and rehire
Last night, ITF, ETF, Nautilus International and RMT projected a video on to the cliffs of Dover and images on to the headquarters of P&O Ferries, demanding that the company be brought to task for its immoral and illegal actions....
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Sackings, Seafarers, ITF, Nautilus International, ETF
P&O / DP World protest in Portsmouth tomorrow
Although there is no direct P&O presence in Portsmouth, DP World the parent company are to provide services to the Solent Freeport at Taxpayer expense and Condor Ferries continue exploiting the same disgusting scheme of no minimum wage for overseas...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Seafarers, Sackings, DP World
RMT in P&O talks today
General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "RMT is meeting with DFDS, Stena and the DfT today to discuss the ongoing crisis from P&O's illegal dismissal of its crews. "P&O need to immediately withdraw the false and arbitrary deadline for staff sign-up...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Seafarers, Sackings,
Pride of Kent detained
RMT tonight welcomed the MCA detention of another P&O vessel the Pride of Kent in Dover for what the union believes are multiple safety and operational breaches, including the wearing of breathing apparatus, and demanded again that the Government seize...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Pride of Kent, Seafarers, Sackings,
RMT calls for immediate P&O injunction
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "In light of evidence given today by lawyers to MPs, that there have been multiple breaches of the law and the admission of the P&O Chief Executive Peter Hebblethwaite, that the company not only...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Sackings, Seafarers, RMT
RMT and Nautilus raise safety alarm
As Unions give evidence to MPs in Parliament this morning, RMT and Nautilus International have written to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to express serious concern that sacking P&O Ferries crew and replacing them with agency staff who have...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Sackings, Seafarers, Nautilus International, RMT
RMT responds to Johnson’s PMQ comments on P&O
“Under pressure from Keir Starmer, the Prime Minister said today that P&O Ferries had broken the law by falling to give the government adequate notice of the redundancies – he has in effect called P&O Ferries liars as the company...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Sackings, seafarers
P&O sacking demonstrations this week
RMT is organising mass demonstrations at ports up and down the country, to show DP World and the government that public anger is growing over the sacking of 800 P&O staff.  Protests will take place in Liverpool, Hull, Larne in Northern...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O ferries, Sackings, seafarers,
P&O bullying
Maritime Union RMT tonight slammed what it described as a "disgusting statement" from P&O Ferries trying to justify one of the most shameful acts by any employer in recent history Sacked seafarers have been basically told that if they don’t...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O ferries, Sackings, Seafarers
Save P&O Jobs
RMT members will be joined by other activists this week in Liverpool for two demonstrations to protest against the sacking of 800 workers by P&O. The protests will be taking place on Weds 23rd March 0700 and Saturday 26th March 0700 at the...
Region: North West
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Sackings, Seafarers
P&O ferry crews replaced by seafarers on 2.38 dollars
Commenting on the revelation RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said, “The news that the seafarers now on ships in British ports are to be paid 2.38 dollars an hour is a shocking exploitation of those Seafarers and another gut-wrenching betrayal of...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Seafarers, Sackings, UK Seafarers
DP World refuse to meet union delegation
Unions accused P&O of treating their members with complete contempt after their owners, DP World, refused to meet ‎the general secretaries of RMT, Nautilus and the TUC who were attending a protest at their headquarters this lunchtime. RMT General Secretary...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O ferries, DB World, Seafarers, Sackings,
New crew on P&O ships will be paid at rates well below minimum wage
The union have supported their claim by pointing to the example of the two P&O ships on the Liverpool-Dublin route which have been crewed with Filipino Ratings who were on contracts which paid a basic rate of $3.47 per hour. Shipping...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O ferries, Sackings, Protests, Seafarers
P&O Crisis
On the day of demonstrations around the country RMT has called for the implementation of a four-point plan to protect jobs, services and basic employment standards as it's revealed the government knew of the plan to sack workers and disrupt...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O ferries, Sackings, Protests, Seafarers
P&O sackings
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said “We are receiving reports that security guards at Dover are seeking to board ships with handcuffs to remove crew so they can be replaced with cheaper labour. "We are seeking urgent legal action and...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Seafarers, Sackings,
Strike vote on Virgin East Coast over unfair sacking
RMT is no doubt that the whole disciplinary process was deeply compromised for a number of key reasons:   The original investigation into the missing item was flawed as not every member of staff on duty was interviewed. The CCTV...
Region: National
Tagged with: Virgin East Coast, Sacking, Strike
Signallers take further action in Swindon and Thames Valley
Signallers working out of the Swindon A and Thames Valley Centre will be taking further industrial action over the coming weeks over the wholly unwarranted sacking of a colleague.   All Signalling members at Swindon A and Thames Valley Signalling...
Region: National
Tagged with: Signallers, Swindon & Thames Valley, Sacking