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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
World Maritime Day
On World Maritime Day seafarers’ union RMT has called for support for those working across the industry facing continuing threats to their livelihoods as we move forwards from the COVID pandemic. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “On World Maritime...
Region: National
Tagged with: World Maritime Day, Seafarers
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 statement on Seafarer Workforce Report
SEAFARER Union RMT today responded to the International Chamber of Shipping and BIMCO’s Seafarer Workforce Report 2021. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “This is a long overdue report, which again underlines the need to re-build our seafarer workforce. We welcome...
Region: National
Tagged with: International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, Seafarer Workplace Report 2021, Seafarers
RMT on Seafarer fatality on Seatruck Ferries
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the seafarer who lost his life at work yesterday on the Clipper Pennant. “Three seafarers have now been killed on Seatruck operated vessels in...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Seatruck Ferries, Clipper Pennant, Seafarer, Rating, Liverpool
RMT raises alarm over Government Bill that criminalises seafarers
SEAFARERS’ Union RMT has raised alarm over government legislation criminalising seafarers for saving lives at sea. The proposals, contained in the Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill, are due to be debated by MPs today. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:...
Region: National
Tagged with: Nationality and Borders Bill, Seafarers, UK waters,
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 responds to the Maritime Skills Commission’s report
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “RMT welcome proposals to increase seafarer training but we are concerned that this report, on its own, could further entrench long standing inequalities in seafarer training. The MSC recommends Tonnage Tax reforms which will...
Region: National
Tagged with: Day of the Seafarer, Maritime Skills Commission, Seafarer Cadet, Seafarer Cadet Review
RMT responds to creation of a single enforcement body for workers' rights
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch commented: “We need to see more details of the Government's proposals but we are undoubtedly seeing under payment and exploitation level down workers' rights. “Seafarers, in particular, need better enforcement to protect their jobs and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Workers Rights, Seafarers, Transport Workers, Offshore,
RMT calls for action to protect seafarers’ mental health
The challenges faced by seafarers are compounded by the fact they are isolated from family for weeks or months at a time, in what may become an oppressive environment where isolation abounds. Key findings from the survey reveal that over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Mental Health, RMT
RMT uncovers illegal employment practices in the offshore supply chain
Crew on the Panamanian registered Glomar Wave are being paid a day rate of £47.35, working from Great Yarmouth to sites on the UK Continental Shelf. That is £3.94 per hour for a 12 hour day – under half the Government’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Glomar Wave, Offshore, Seafarers, National Minimum Wage,
RMT move to ballot members over strike action at Stena Line
A company sick pay scheme, agreed with the recognised trade unions, was in place for seafarers and port workers in Stena Line until the start of the pandemic when the employer unilaterally scrapped it, forcing staff infected with or displaying...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stena Line, Sick Pay, Covid-19, Seafarers, Port Workers,
Government security, defence, development and foreign policy review
ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY UNION RMT today responded to the Government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “With all the sabre rattling, the Government has again overlooked the importance of civilian seafarers...
Region: National
Tagged with: Royal Fleet Auxiliary, RFA, Royal Navy, Seafarers, Maritime
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 responds to freeport and offshore measures in budget
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The furlough extension is welcome but if taxpayer investment is to create good quality seafarer, port and offshore energy jobs in a green recovery, then regulation of the supply chain, trade union recognition and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Seafarer, Energy, Freeport, Maritime, Budget, Rishi Sunak,
RMT raises serious safety concerns
FERRIES UNION RMT today responded to the publication of the Maritime Accident Investigation Branch’s report into the fire on the Lithuanian registered Finlandia Seaways in April 2018 which resulted in the withdrawal of the vessel from the Rosyth-Zeebrugge route by the...
Region: National
Tagged with: DFDS, Finlandia Seaways, Maritime Accident Investigation Branch, MAIB, Ferry, Seafarers
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 warns of quarantine chaos in key industries
RMT has raised its concerns after the DfT convened an emergency summit covering the maritime and offshore industries at short notice this afternoon to outline the Governments plans. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The Department for Transport has consulted...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Red List, Quarantine, Seafarers, Offshore, Maritime, DfT
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 raise concern over P&O’s plans for the Pride of York out of Hull
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The Pride of York and its crew kept freight, passengers and cars moving between Hull and the Low Countries for nearly thirty years, including during the pandemic when the taxpayer kept the critical route...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Pride of York, P&O Ferries, Hull, Seafarers, Ferries
RMT warns of on going offshore jobs massacre
OFFSHORE UNION RMT has warned of an ongoing jobs massacre on the UK Continental Shelf with 14,000 offshore oil and gas and seafarer jobs lost and worse to come if there isn't urgent and immediate action, while the Committee on Climate...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Just Transition, Seafarer, Oil, Gas, OILC
RMT demands jobs for British seafarers as Government funds £77 million of Brexit ferry company freight contracts
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It is not enough that these companies actually own ships, these contracts must guarantee British seafarer employment. We will not stand for taxpayers’ money being used to subsidise ferry companies that recruit crew from...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, DfT
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,
National Minimum Wage and Seafarers
SEAFARERS UNION RMT today raised the alarm over the impact of the shipping industry’s crewing policies on UK seafarers’ jobs, ahead of an online ministerial roundtable on enforcing new National Minimum Wage legislation for seafarers. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash...
Region: National
Tagged with: Minimum Wage, Seafarers, Covid-19, Maritime,
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 demands Government action for seafarers
SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT has written to the Shipping Minister, Kelly Tolhurst MP demanding government action over the lack of jobs for British Ratings and the crew change crisis on ACL’s five state of the art roll-on roll-off container ships working...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Atlantic Container Line, ACL, Seafarers, Shipping Minister, Kelly Tolhurst
RMT responds to latest jobs assault
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “The rhetoric around seafarers being key workers needs to mean something. These are jobs on lifeline freight and passenger ferries registered on Flags of Convenience that were subject to exploitative pay before the...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Condor Ferries, Channel Islands, Ferries, Seafarers, Dockers,
RMT urges greater awareness for Seafarer's Mental Health
Covid-19 has thrown up some incredible challenges for the maritime industry with thousands of seafarers unable to undertake a normal changeover that either has them isolated in some part of the globe unable to return home or stuck at home...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Seafarers Awareness Week, Mental Health,
RMT Demands Pension Justice for Maritime Workers
In the week when we acknowledge the courageous work of our seafarers, who continue to provide a service to the UK during the COVID-19 crisis, seafarers' union RMT has produced evidence that shipping employers are providing maritime workers with inadequate...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Seafarers Awareness Week, Pensions, Maritime Workers,
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 welcomes MCA detention and inspection of cruise ships
SEAFARER Union RMT today welcomed the actions of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in detaining and inspecting six cruise ships in Tilbury and Bristol following serious concerns over the welfare of nearly 2,000 crew members who are stranded on these vessels,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, MCA, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Seafarers
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 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 reacts with fury to P&O all-out assault on jobs
MARITIME Union RMT today reacted with fury at P&O Ferries proposals for restructuring the business during the Coronavirus pandemic. In a consultation document issued to RMT, the union organising Seafarer Ratings on P&O Ferries’ Irish Sea, North Sea and Dover-Calais...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, Covid-19, seafarers, maritime,
COVID-19 and UK Seafarers
As organisations representing the interests of seafarers and employers in the shipping industry, we are united in our determination to protect the national interest from the economic impact of the COVID-19 emergency. Our members must be empowered by Government, urgently,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Coronavirus, shipping, seafarers,
RMT calls for action now on UK seafarer jobs
Following Hull East MP Karl Turner’s exchange with the Prime Minister in the Commons today, seafarers’ union RMT responded to demand immediate Government action on ferry company P&O jeopardising safety and undercutting jobs in the UK shipping industry by bringing...
Region: North East
Tagged with: P&O ferries, uk seafarers, pride of hull, karl turner mp,
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 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 welcomes Labour’s commitment on seafarer pay
Currently the law treats the maritime industry as a “special case”, resulting in widespread discrimination against foreign seafarers. This super exploitation on merchant ships in UK waters sees basic rates of pay as low as £1.83 per hour and industry-wide...
Region: National
Tagged with: labour party, seafarer pay, maritime
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
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 slams government waiver that allows exploitation
OFFSHORE energy union RMT today attacked the Government’s decision to grant another waiver from immigration rules for offshore wind companies to import non-EEA seafarers to work on vessels that construct and maintain offshore wind farms on the UK Continental Shelf....
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore energy, oilc, seafarers, minimum wage
RMT demands answers as Seaborne Freight scandal
MARITIME UNION RMT today demanded answers from the Government over the terms and conditions of workers on their Brexit ferry contracts, and the publication of their legal advice on the procurement process, as the Chair of the Transport Select Committee...
Region: National
Tagged with: seaborne freight, maritime, ferry, brexit, seafarers, dft
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 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
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 demands Govt action to halt threat to North Sea jobs
SEAFARER union RMT today demanded Government intervention to prevent the loss of hundreds of Scottish and UK seafarer Ratings’ jobs following Tidewater’s buy out of Gulfmark to form the world’s largest offshore supply vessel (OSV) company. Up to 300 Ratings jobs...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: seafarer, gulfmark, tidewater,
RMT statement on the Government's ‘technical notes’
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “Our members on cross channel and Irish Sea routes should not be affected by internal Tory conflicts which prevent seafarers’ interests being fully protected after 29 March next year. “We will seek our own guarantees...
Region: National
Tagged with: shipping, maritime, seafarer certification, brexit, tory government
Merchant seafarer union RMT celebrates Merchant Navy Day
Merchant seafarer union RMT today celebrated Merchant Navy Day by flying the Red Ensign, the flag of the UK Merchant Navy from Maritime House in London and Regional Offices across the country. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “We are...
Region: National
Tagged with: merchant navy day, merchant seafarers
RMT responds to new UK seafarer statistics
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Increases in the number of Ratings are always welcome, although most of the 9,000 plus Ratings jobs created since 2015 have gone to non-UK seafarers. “The priority remains for the Government to introduce regulations to apply...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Statistics
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,
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 "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
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 gives cautious welcome to Govt move on maritime training
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “Whilst the SMarT scheme mainly benefits officer cadet trainees, RMT is pleased that the consultants’ report to the Shipping Minister recommends increasing the SMarT fund in order to develop and increase the number of...
Region: National
Tagged with: maritime training, SMarT, seafarers
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
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 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
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 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
Maritime union RMT responds to important new report
MARITIME UNION RMT responded to the report published today on UK Seafarer Projections, carried out for the Department for Transport by Oxford Economics, in line with the recommendations of the Maritime Growth Study. The report forecasts significant increases in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk seafarer projections, department for transport, dft, maritime growth study
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
From RMT Press Office: press picture hand out. 
RMT "Save Our Seafarers" protest in Liverpool today at Atlantic Sea "christening" All of Atlantic Container Line’s (ACL) UK flagged fleet of new ro-ro container ships – the Atlantic Star, Atlantic Sail, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sky and Atlantic Sun –...
Region: National
Tagged with: Save Our Seafarers, ACL, Atlantic Sea, Liverpool
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
Maersk announce that shipping fleet is to be slashed
SHIPPING UNION RMT has expressed bitter disappointment today at the announcement that Maersk plans to reduce its current fleet of 56 by 20 vessels. RMT National Secretary Steve Todd said;   “Maersk’s announcement that it intends to get rid of more than...
Region: National
Tagged with: maersk, shipping, seafarers
MP exposes shameful pay and employment practices
Chair of the RMT Parliamentary Group, Ian Mearns MP has tabled EDM 231 to highlight the Government’s failure to prevent job losses amongst UK seafarers on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) or the replacement of UK crew on OSVs with low cost...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: seafarers, oil, gas, EDM 231
RMT warnings over new National Minimum Wage
SHIPPING UNION RMT said today that putting up the NMW to £7.20 per hour for 25 year olds and over from tomorrow (April 1st) will have the unwanted knock-on effect of pushing more seafarers in the UK shipping industry below the...
Region: National
Tagged with: national living wage, seafarers,
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,...
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RMT Takes Fight for British Seafarers to Heart of Europe
A delegation from British seafarers’ union RMT will be taking the fight for jobs, safety and pay justice to the very heart of the European Union today.   RMT will be represented by national officials and branch officers at the...
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Day of the Seafarer
Day of the seafarer - june 25, 2014
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