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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 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 on Environmental Audit Committee’s report
Commenting on the Environmental Audit Committee’s report ‘Growing Back Better’, published today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The Committee has rightly recognised the vital role that the UK’s public transport network has in our economic recovery from Covid-19 and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Environmental Audit Committee, Growing Back Better, Public Transport, Bus, Rail, Taxi, Shipping, Ferry,
RMT calls for escalation of priority and protection for transport workers
With the news at the weekend that the initial phase of the COVID vaccination programme has hit its targets RMT called this morning for an escalation in priority for transport staff and other essential workers to ensure that those groups...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport workers, Covid vaccine, Rail, Bus, Taxi, Shipping, Transport,
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 respond to Tonnage Tax reform reports
RMT research shows that shipowners in the Tonnage Tax scheme have already benefited from subsidies worth £2.165bn since the scheme was introduced in the early 2000s. The number of UK Ratings employed on vessels in the scheme has flatlined and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tonnage Tax, Shipping, Ratings
RMT response to historic findings of World Maritime University (WMU)
  RMT General Secretary Mick Cash, said: “RMT welcome the WMU’s ground breaking report. We have long raised our concerns over the tick box exercise on hours of work and manning levels which is especially common on Flag of Convenience...
Region: National
Tagged with: World Maritime University, Shipping
RMT condemns attempts to sail the detained Ben Nevis from Aberdeen ‎in flagrant breach of international maritime law
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is a disgraceful attempt by Global Offshore Services to put the Ben Nevis back to sea whilst seafarers still have unsettled wages, in breach of international maritime law. RMT is concerned for the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ben Nevis, Shipping, Cabotage
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
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 demands to protect shipping from Coronavirus impact
SEAFARERS’ union RMT today called for specific measures to preserve Ratings’ jobs, skills and livelihoods in light of COVID-19's devastating impact on shipping activity to and from UK ports. RMT propose the following reforms to protect seafarers and to help...
Region: National
Tagged with: Shipping, Coronavirusa
RMT to hold protest in Holyhead tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be holding a protest on Friday 8th February from 0630 at Holyhead Port, Anglesey LL65 1DR. The protest will be targeting the 0815 sailing of the Cyprus registered WB Yeats with activists leafleting vehicle and freight passengers as...
Region: North West
Tagged with: irish ferries, siptu, nautilus, shipping, maritime, holyhead, wb yeats
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 Port workers to strike in fight for fair pay
Not booking on for any shifts that commence between:- • 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Friday 9th November 2018 • 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Monday 12th November 2018 Additionally, with effect from 00:01 hours on Saturday 10th November 2018 until 23:59 hours on Sunday 11th November...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: macgregors, port workers, shipping, logistics, maritime
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
Ireland-UK unions join forces on Irish Sea ferries
British and Irish seafaring unions have called for an urgent meeting with Irish Ferries to discuss concerns over the pay and conditions of the crew that will work on a new ‘super-ferry’ due to come into service in the autumn....
Region: National
Tagged with: irish ferries, siptu, nautilus, shipping, maritime
RMT Port Workers to strike in fight for fair pay
The workers are employed by global shipping logistics and maintenance outfit MacGregors at a number of key locations including Aberdeen, Newcastle and Portsmouth. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “This dispute is about a key group of port-based staff fighting...
Region: National
Tagged with: macgregors, port workers, shipping, logistics, maritime
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 "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 responds to Govt pledge to double maritime apprentices
Shipping union RMT responds to Government pledge today to double maritime apprenticeships Speaking from the TUC Congress in Brighton, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Whilst it is welcome that the Government have responded positively to RMT's campaign for a...
Region: National
Tagged with: shipping, maritime, apprenticeships
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 protest in Aberdeen this week against poverty pay
MARITIME UNION RMT will be demonstrating in Aberdeen this Friday, 21 April, 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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: streamline shipping, mv daroja, poverty pay, aberdeen
RMT protest in Aberdeen against poverty pay
MARITIME UNION RMT will be demonstrating in Aberdeen on 21 April 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....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: streamline shipping, mv daroja, poverty pay
Call to press Shipping Minister to end pay discrimination
MARITIME UNION RMT today called on MPs to press the Shipping Minister, John Hayes MP, during a back bench business debate [3pm, Thursday 12 January] on the future of the UK maritime industry to draw up a legislative timetable for ending...
Region: National
Tagged with: shipping, maritime, shipping minister, pay discrimination
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
RMT slams “alarmist” shipping industry statements
Shipping union RMT today slammed what it describes as “blatantly alarmist” noises coming out of the shipping industry which threaten to destabilise the already damaged sector and which pose a renewed threat to seafarers jobs and training. The Amec report...
Region: National
Tagged with: sulphur content, international maritime organisation, chamber of shipping
Portsmouth demos tomorrow against shipping exploitation
SHIPPING UNION RMT’s latest wave of protests on the south coast to raise awareness of the impact on shipping jobs of social dumping and the exploitation of overseas workers by the shipping companies kick off tomorrow. The protest , against social...
Region: National
Tagged with: Portsmouth, Shipping, Demonstration
Portsmouth demos called against shipping exploitation
The next days of protest against social dumping and exploitation by Condor Ferries will be at Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port, Wharf Road PO2 8RU on the following dates: Tuesday 15th July, Midday Saturday 26th July, 7am Condor continue to recruit...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: condor ferries, social dumping, shipping exploitation