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RMT response to Scottish Government decision
CALMAC Union RMT today responded to the Scottish Government's decision to permit CalMac to break collective bargaining agreements with all the recognised CalMac unions in order to time charter the Isle of Man registered MV Arrow freight ship. The vessel,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, SNP, Scottish Government, Scottish Ferries
RMT demands summit to resolve the crises on Scotland's Ferries
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “I am writing to repeat RMT’s demand that the Scottish Government call an urgent summit meeting to discuss the crisis engulfing lifeline ferry services in the west of Scotland. “Although there is understandable frustration...
Region: National
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Ferries, Graeme Dey,
RMT response to Scottish Parliament Committee Report into ferries contracts
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said; “It’s pretty clear from this report that the Scottish Government rushed these contracts because it had fallen behind in delivering its Ferries Plan. That political haste wasted millions in public funds and means that...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Scottish Ferries, Scottish Government, SNP, Ferguson Marine,
RMT welcomes transfer of Argyll Ferries to CalMac
Maritime union RMT today welcomed the transfer of the Argyll Ferries contract to the publicly owned CalMac and heralded it as a victory for union members and the on-going campaign to end profiteering and uncertainty on Scottish Ferry services. Minister...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: argyll ferries, calmac, caledonian macbrayne, maritime, scottish ferries
RMT welcomes NorthLink news
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “The union welcomes the news that these three leased vessels are being brought into the NorthLink fleet on a permanent basis which shows the importance and long-term viability of these life-line services. “However, the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink, ferries, snp, scottish ferries
RMT responds to Scottish ferries announcement
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “Some of this is welcome and we note that the Scottish Government’s official position is for direct award of all public ferry contracts across Scotland. The further delay will allow the Scottish Government to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scottish ferries, orkney ferries, northlink, calmac,
RMT welcomes review of Scottish Ferries procurement policy
RMT and the Scottish Government made a joint approach to the EC in April last year, following legal advice to RMT that a Teckal exemption for lifeline Scottish ferry services could be granted. Today’s news is vindication of that approach...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scottish ferries, teckal, snp
Major breakthrough in low pay fight on Seatruck
General Secretary Mick Cash said " After years of behind the scenes pressure by RMT officials, and high profile campaigning last year, RMT is delighted that at last the Scottish Government have publicly stated they will pay at least the national...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: seatruck, serco scottish ferries, scottish government
Vote to Leave the EU to save Scottish Ferries
Transport union RMT will today call for a Leave vote in the forthcoming EU referendum to save Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry services from privatisation. CalMac Campaign Card Transport union RMT will today call for a Leave vote in the forthcoming EU...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: caledonian macbrayne, serco, vote leave, scottish ferries, tuc