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RMT criticises the Chancellor for failing British seafarers
SEAFARER Union RMT today criticised the Chancellor’s proposals for Tonnage Tax reform announced in the Budget which made no reference at all to jobs or training for UK Ratings: RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Tonnage Tax was already a...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, UK Ratings, Tonnage Tax, Red Ensign, Tory Government, Rishi Sunak,
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
RMT on UK rail hub location
RAIL UNION RMT said today that ‎the location of strategic rail hubs shouldn't be subjected to some sort of lottery after Grant Shapps tweeted that the base for Great British Railways will be decided in a competition. The union has...
Region: National
Tagged with: UK Rail Hub, Grant Shapps, Great British Railways
Offshore union RMT reaction to report from employers’ body on the future of the UK oil and gas industry
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “70,000 jobs have been lost in the offshore oil and gas sector since 2019 and investment is at a 48-year low. But the OGUK also estimate that domestic oil and gas production is capable of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, OGUK
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 warns that travel confusion increases threat to Eurostar
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that the Government’s confused and contradictory messages over travel plans this summer increases the risk of financial collapse at the vital Eurostar rail links to the continent and piles pressure on Britain's ferry services. RMT...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Eurostar, Save Eurostar, Covid-19, Ferries, UK Ferries
RMT demands end to "fire and re-hire" in UK offshore wind industry
Vattenfall operate three offshore wind farms on the UK Continental Shelf and have development plans for new and extended wind farms which would add over 3.6GW generating capacity by 2030. Vattenfall’s UK subsidiaries are ultimately 100% owned by the Swedish Government. RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Wind Power, Vattenfall UK, Offshore Wind Energy Council, Fire and Re-Hire
RMT reaction to first UK hydrogen powered train trials
“Expanding the UK’s manufacturing base for hydrogen trains could help support the decarbonisation of the transport sector and our economic recovery from Covid-19. “It is absolutely vital that all the manufacturing is carried out domestically. Government investment in the UK’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Hydrogen Powered Trains, UK Manufacturing, Green Jobs
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 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 on oil and gas industry report
Trade association body Oil and Gas UK’s annual health and safety report shows increases in injuries and reportable safety incidents, including hydrocarbon releases, as well as a rising backlog of safety critical maintenance work on installations. RMT General Secretary Mick...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: oil and gas uk, safety, offshore, thistle, hse, oilc
Industrial action at Wabtec suspended
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has suspended industrial action that was due to start tomorrow at Wabtec Faiveley UK (Rail Doncaster). This is because an improved pay offer has been made, therefore the union is suspending the upcoming...
Region: North East
Tagged with: wabtec, wabtec faiveley uk, rolling stock, pay, strike
RMT announces strike action at Wabtec Faiveley UK
RAIL UNION RMT has announced strike action at engineering firm Wabtec Faiveley UK (Rail Doncaster) in a dispute over pay. Wabtec build and maintain rolling stock for train and freight operating companies. Following a strong mandate for action in a...
Region: North East
Tagged with: wabtec, wabtec faiveley uk, rolling stock, pay, strike
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
NAO report on oil and gas in the UK offshore decommissioning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This is the only growth area of spending in the offshore oil and gas sector. "Over the next decade UKCS decommissioning must benefit UK employment to reduce job losses from declining oil and gas resources,...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore, ukcs, oil and gas,
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
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 hits out at latest North Sea decommissioning scandal
‎The platforms predominantly worked in the UK North Sea, have a combined age of 119 years and are currently cold stacked in the Cromarty Firth. There is existing capacity in Scotland to carry out this decommissioning, recycling and scrapping work.  ...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk north sea, oil rig, decommisioning
RMT on scrapped plans to axe Cross Country rail services
RAIL UNION RMT today reissued the call for public ownership of the railway after it emerged that cash-led plans to reduce Cross Country train services to and from the north-east of Scotland have been scrapped but only after a campaign...
Region: National
Tagged with: arriva rail uk, cross country, arriva, public ownership, renationalisation
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
GWR Servest cleaners striking for pay
Great Western Railway Servest cleaners striking for pay and workplace justice at Paddington this morning. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT’s cleaner members on GWR will not stand by while they are mercilessly exploited by privateers and while rail...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railways, gwr, servest uk, cleaners, pay
RMT prepared to suspend strike action
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that it will suspend this week’s strike action by cleaners on Great Western Railway (GWR) if an upcoming meeting today, Monday 16th January 2017, between GWR and Servest UK results in a commitment to making changes...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railway, gwr, servest uk, cleaners
70% of UK rail routes now owned by foreign states
RAIL UNION RMT has revealed today that following the first entry of an Italian company into the market that of 28 private rail contracts, 20, or 70%,  are now partially or wholly owned by foreign states or their railways. The RMT revelations...
Region: National
Tagged with: c2c, trentitalia, uk rail routes, foreign states
RMT cleaners strike rock solid on Great Western Railway
The dispute involves cleaners working on GWR and is over a number of issues including: pay; parity with GWR Staff; annual leave; provision of safety clothing and an agreement for a permanent workforce and an end to the use of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike tomorrow on Great Western Railway
Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 0559 on Friday 23rd December and 0558 on Saturday 24th. Cleaners will be picketing at Paddington Station from 06:00 tomorrow - Friday 23rd December.   GWR is hiding behind its sub-contractor to...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT cleaners strike tomorrow on Great Western Railway
A delegation of cleaners and their supporters will also travel to GWR’s Swindon head office to deliver a petition. GWR is hiding behind its sub-contractor to avoid proper responsibilities to the workers who clean their trains. The dispute involves cleaners...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: gwr, great western railway, servest uk, cleaners
RMT confirms strike action by cleaners on GWR
Following last week’s ballot result overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action, RMT’s National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all Servest UK members working on the GWR Contract to take the following strike action:   Not...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western railways, gwr, servest uk, cleaners
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,...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk ratings, seafarers,
RMT demands halt to use of flagged-out vessel
RMT is also pointing out that the vessel operates under a Panamanian flag of convenience, employing socially-dumped foreign labour on pitiful pay and conditions as well as being named after the  c ompany owner Edward Heerema's father who served as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Allseas Group SA, Shell UK Ltd, Pieter Schelte
Offshore Unions Meeting Oil and Gas UK in Aberdeen
RMT will be setting out three core points which it believes form a solid basis for weathering the current storm:   •         The sector is in chaos as companies rush to slash costs in the face of a dramatic fall...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: oil and gas UK, north sea, uk energy
RMT responds to latest blow to the energy industry
General Secretary Mick Cash said "This is yet more bad news coming at the end of what has been a grim week for the offshore industry. All the signals that the union is receiving suggest that there is far worse...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: schlumberger, offshore industry, uk energy
Threat to UK energy security from BP North Sea job losses
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “In the wake of the current price slump RMT is demanding that Westminster and the Scottish Parliament adopt a crisis management approach today to ensure sustained production, maintenance of infrastructure, retention of skills,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: bp, north sea, job losses, uk energy
Research shows three quarters of UK rail now foreign owned
The research shows that twenty of the UK’s twenty seven private rail contracts, the equivalent of seventy four per cent, are now owned by foreign state owned/ backed railways with the vast majority being from France, Germany and the Netherlands.[i]...
Region: National
Tagged with: uk rail, foreign owned