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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 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 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 hits back at CalMac campaign of misinformation
SCOTTISH Ferries Union RMT today responded to a passenger group's claims over the factors behind Pentland Ferries withdrawal from a time charter agreement with CalMac, as the fall-out from the Scottish Government's failed ferry procurement policies continues. RMT General Secretary,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: MV Pentalina, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Pentland Ferries,
RMT calls for Irish Ferries boycott
On the day that Irish Ferries began operating passenger and freight ferry services on the Cypriot-registered Isle of Inishmore between Dover and Calais, RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “Seafarer fatigue remains a threat to safety standards across the shipping...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Irish Ferries, Dover, Calais, Boycott, RMT
RMT welcomes CalMac Pentalina Cataraman Charter scrapping
CALMAC UNION RMT today welcomed the news that Pentland Ferries’ catamaran Pentalina will not be introduced onto CalMac operated Clyde and Hebrides ferry routes. The union had raised serious safety concerns with the regulator, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, over...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Pentland Ferries, MV Pentalina,
RMT exposes scandal at Pentland Ferries
SCOTTISH Ferries Union RMT today commented on the results of the safety inspection carried out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at the RMT’s request, on the catamaran MV Pentalina which Transport Scotland is seeking to charter from anti-trade union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: MV Pentalina, Pentland Ferries, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Transport Scotland
Union fury as Scottish Government charter union busting ferry company
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “RMT members at CalMac are on the front line dealing with the service disruption and passenger frustration at the current problems with the fleet, indeed many of my members live in the island communities...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Pentland Ferries, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Ferry,
RMT demands top level meeting over Irish Ferries threat to jobs in Dover
Irish Ferries currently operate roll-on roll-off ferry services between Dublin and Holyhead and Rosslare and Pembroke with predominantly eastern European resident crew recruited by Matrix Ship Management of Cyprus. Hundreds of Ratings in Dover were made redundant in the middle...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Irish Ferries, Port of Dover, Calais, Ferries
RMT demands to meet Dover MP over threat to local jobs
In the letter RMT General Secretary Mick Cash says: "I write to seek an urgent meeting with you following Irish Ferries’ announcement that it is planning to begin operating passenger ferries on the Dover-Calais route. "As you may be aware,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Irish Ferries, Port of Dover, Natalie Elphicke, Dover, Calais, Ferries
RMT statement on Irish Ferries
Maritime Union RMT has raised serious concerns over today's announcement that Irish Ferries will commence a service on the Dover – Calais route. Irish Ferries is a well known operator with a proven reputation for exploiting overseas Seafarers. RMT has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Irish Ferries, Dover, Calais, DFDS, P&O Ferries,
RMT demands end to CalMac pandemic pay betrayal
SCOTTISH FERRIES UNION RMT today wrote to the Minister for Islands, Energy and Connectivity, Paul Wheelhouse MSP demanding that he meet the union to correct a pay injustice for key workers at public sector ferry company CalMac. RMT is in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Pay Dispute, Ferries,
RMT responds to Isle of Man lockdown
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “Whilst we support the Manx Government’s move, it is important to remember that Isle of Man Steam Packet workers have kept the island’s people, health services and businesses supplied with food, medical equipment and...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Covid-19, Isle of Man, Steam Packet, Ferries
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 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 welcome publicly funded Shields Ferry project in North Tyneside
In a letter to NEXUS welcoming the proposal, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT members on the Shields Ferry and across Nexus welcome this progressive decision to invest in a new landing at Western Quay and look forward to...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Shields Ferry, Nexus, Western Quay, North Tyneside, Ferries
RMT on Wightlink's reluctance to take up taxpayer support
WIGHTLINK UNION RMT expressed shock and disgust today over lifeline ferry company Wightlink’s dismissal of public funding which could help ease the financial pressure created by the pandemic. The union is currently in dispute with the company and has announced...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Wightlink, Ferries, Covid-19, Strike Action,
RMT ramps up political pressure on Scotland’s MSP’s
SCOTTISH FERRIES UNION RMT has told Scotland’s MSPs today that it intends to make the ongoing pay dispute at CalMac Ferries a major political issue in the forthcoming elections in May. The union believes that the company, which provides a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, SNP, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government, Ferries, Pay
RMT announces dispute with Stena Line over pandemic sick pay
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT members on Stena Line ferries and ports are among the key workers who will once again be straining every sinew to keep our maritime supply lines running as the resurgent Coronavirus threatens our...
Region: North West
Tagged with: Stena Line, Covid-19, Sick Pay, Dispute, Ferries
RMT calls for urgent Government support
RMT calls for urgent Government support to protect Eurostar and ferry jobs and services as COVID crisis deepens Eurostar and ferries union RMT called today for urgent and decisive Government action to support and protect thousands of jobs caught in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurostar, Ferries, Covid-19
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 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 ramps up pressure on CalMac
Calmac union RMT has today ramped up the pressure on the company to enter ACAS talks over the current pay dispute‎ and to get serious about reaching a negotiated settlement that properly recognises and rewards the staff operating the lifeline...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, SNP, Covid-19, Ferries, Scotland
RMT blames political interference as CalMac pay talks collapse
CalMac union RMT announced today that it is preparing for an industrial action ballot after crucial pay talks collapsed with the union pointing the finger at direct interference from the Scottish Government which scuppered potential progress towards a settlement. Following...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, SNP, Covid-19, Ferries, Scotland,
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 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,
Ferries union RMT demands Government action as jobs carnage continues
RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “On top of P&O Ferries attacks on British crews, this is another kick in the teeth for struggling port communities, particularly in Humberside. “DFDS have received Critical Freight Grant and furlough money...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ferries, DFDS
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 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 over P&O exploitation
P&O FERRIES Union RMT today raised alarm over P&O’s plans to replace directly employed, full time UK seafarers on the Pride of Hull with agency crew from the Philippines on rates of pay below the National Minimum Wage and for...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, P&O Ferries, Pride of Hull, Ferries
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 responds to COVID-19 jobs threat on Condor Channel Isl‎ands ferries
“The UK Government has just given millions to Condor’s new owner, Brittany Ferries as part of the £35m freight ferries package announced yesterday. “And the very next day Condor is sizing up local seafarers for the chop and replacing them...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Covid-19, Condor Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Channel Islands
RMT on news Government has provided £35m to Ferry companies
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “No freight moves without seafarers. The Government needs to remember this when dishing out public money to private ferry companies during the pandemic. “We are extremely concerned that this money is not available on...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, ferry companies, Tory government,
RMT on 1,100 job losses at P&O Ferries
“This is devastating news and an appalling betrayal of the P&O work force. “ This is a kick in the teeth for P&O seafarers who have maintained key supply lines to the UK during the Covid -19 pandemic. "What is utterly...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, P&O Ferries, Dover, Hull
RMT calls for P&O Ferries to be nationalised
FERRIES’ UNION RMT today called for P&O Ferries to be nationalised on the day parent company DP World is set to make a £270m dividend payment to private shareholders. To keep 1,400 key workers - seafarers, dockers and other staff - at P&O...
Region: National
Tagged with: P&O Ferries, DP World, ferries,
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,
RMT Calls for COVID-19 Guidance for Seafarers on Ferries
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Some employers in the passenger ferry sector are keeping restaurants and bars open on their ships. This is exposing RMT members to excessive risk during the Coronavirus pandemic. “The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has...
Region: National
Tagged with: covid-19, passenger ferries, guidance, ratings, maritime
RMT demands new Condor Ferries owners take urgent action
SEAFARERS Union RMT today responded to news confirming that Condor Ferries has been purchased by a consortium involving Brittany Ferries by demanding that the new owners take urgent action to resolve a long-running pay and conditions scandal. The union has...
Region: National
Tagged with: Sos2020, Condor 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 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 calls SOS 2020 Condor ferries protest in Portsmouth
The call comes in the wake of news that Brittany Ferries and US-owned investment fund Columbia Threadneedle have agreed to buy Condor Ferries in a deal that could be worth up to £300m. The action will target Condor’s morning sailings...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: sos2020, condor ferries, portsmouth, national minimum wage
RMT on latest Brexit ferries moves
MARITIME UNION RMT has written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today demanding Government action to protect and expand job opportunities and working conditions for British seafarers in the latest twist of the on-going Brexit Ferries saga. RMT is warning that...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferries, irish ferries, seatruck, grant shapps, tory government
RMT statement on Brexit Ferry contract cancellations
Failing Tory Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has cancelled Brexit Ferries contracts with Brittany Ferries and DFDS at a cost of up to £56.6million according to the National Audit office. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The Brexit ferry chaos on...
Region: National
Tagged with: Brexit ferries
RMT to protest at SNP conference
RMT activists will once again be demonstrating outside the SNP conference this Saturday to raise awareness amongst the SNP delegates and the wider public of the Scottish Governments failure to put their warm words on fair work for all into...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: snp, conference, abellio, scotrail, northlink ferries, scotland
RMT warns of dire consequences for Orkney Ferries
Shipping union RMT has confirmed that it has written to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warning of the dire consequences for Orkney’s life-line ferry services both in terms of service delivery and the impact on industrial relations of decades of...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: orkney ferries, nicola sturgeon, snp
RMT statement on £33m Eurotunnel Brexit Ferry settlement
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “On top of his dangerous and failed privatisation of probation services, Transport Secretary’s Chris Grayling’s Brexit ferries’ fiasco has now cost the taxpayer another £33m and admitted that no work has been done to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Eurotunnel, Brexit, Ferries
RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World
Maritime Union RMT today said that the sale of P&O Ferries for £322m from Dubai World to Dubai Ports World raised fresh concerns over the future direction of shipping and ports policy in the UK, including the Port of Dover....
Region: National
Tagged with: p&o ferries, dubai ports world, dp world, maritime, ferries
RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight contract
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT has taken a number of protests over the fiasco of the Government's Brexit ferry contracts to both the Department for Transport and the ports and the news this morning comes as no surprise to...
Region: National
Tagged with: seaborne freight, ferries, brexit, dft, department for transport, chris grayling
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 to hold protest in Holyhead on Friday 8th February
Maritime union RMT will be holding a protest on Friday 8th February from 06:30 at Holyhead Port, Anglesey LL65 1DR. The protest will be targeting the 08:15 sailing of the Cyprus registered WB Yeats with activists leafleting vehicle and freight passengers as...
Region: National
Tagged with: sos2020, irish ferries, wb yeats, holyhead
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
Workers protest at DfT over Brexit ferry Contracts
As workers protest at the Department for Transport today, the Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani has refused to agree that UK employment legislation such as the national minimum wage or Equality Act which prevents pay discrimination, will apply in relation to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Brexit ferries, Protest, 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 on P&O ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said:  “This is pure opportunism from P&O, whose long term aim has always been to switch the UK fleet to a tax haven register, as they have already done with most of the Irish Sea...
Region: National
Tagged with: pando, p&o ferries, maritime
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 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,
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 reaction to statement on Northern Isles Ferry contract
NORTHLINK FERRIES UNION RMT today reacted to the ministerial statement from Humza Yousaf MSP, announcing that the next public contract for the Northern Isles Ferry services from the mainland to Orkney and Shetland will be put out to tender. Mick...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: humza yousaf, northlink, northlink ferries, northern isles ferry services, snp
RMT welcomes key public ownership victory on Steam Packet
Isle of Man Steam Packet union RMT today welcomed the decision by the Isle of Man Government to take the lifeline Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IoMSP) into public ownership. The IoMSP is currently owned by Portuguese financiers Banco...
Region: National
Tagged with: steam packet, isle of man, public ownership, 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 protest in Portsmouth tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be holding a protest tomorrow, Friday 16th March, from 1330 hrs at Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth PO2 8SP The protest will be calling for an end to Condor Ferries paying poverty wages on their...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: condor ferries, sos2020, channel islands ferries, red ensign group
Protest in Portsmouth Friday calling for sacking of Condor
Maritime union RMT will be holding a protest this Friday 16th March, from 1330 hrs at Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth PO2 8SP The protest will be calling for an end to Condor Ferries paying poverty wages on their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Condor Ferries, Channel Islands, Poverty Pay
RMT to hold nationalise Northlink public meeting on Orkney
The meeting will take place on Weds 7th Feb, 19.00 – 22.00 at the Ayre Hotel, Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX Invited speakers are: Humza Yousaf MSP,  Minister for Transport & Islands Liam McArthur MSP,  Orkney (Lib Dem) Cllr James Stockan, Leader,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink ferries, northlink, serco, orkney
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 members on Orkney Ferries vote overwhelmingly for action
Shipping union RMT confirmed today that members have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action on Orkney Ferries in a fight for pay justice. Members have voted by around 80% for strike action with an even higher number backing action short of a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: orkney ferries, pay justice, maritime
RMT on Condor’s intention to bid for Jersey-Guernsey ferry
MARITIME UNION RMT today issued a warning today that ferry company Condor’s intention to bid for the new inter-island service between Jersey and Guernsey would herald bad news for terms and conditions in the shipping industry were they to be...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: condor ferries, jersey, guernsey, ferry service, maritime
RMT demands an end to the public sector pay cap
RMT organises workers in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Tyne & Wear Metro and Orkney Ferries who have all seen their pay drop well behind inflation and consequent increases in the cost of living since the Tory-Lib Dem coalition embarked on...
Region: National
Tagged with: rfa, royal fleet auxilliary, tyne and wear metro, orkney ferries, public sector pay cap
RMT protest in Poole for European Maritime Day of Action
MARITIME UNION RMT will be protesting against low-cost crewing in the shipping industry – as practiced by local employer Condor Ferries – outside the European Maritime Day conference in Poole on Thursday .   The protest will take place Thursday 18th...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: sos2020, european maritime day of action, condor ferries
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
RMT suspends CalMac and Argyll Ferries strike
In a letter to members tonight, maritime union RMT has confirmed that strike action due to start on Calmac and Argyll Ferries on friday has been suspended. In the letter to members, below, General Secretary Mick Cash says that following...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: cal mac, caledonian macbrayne, argyll ferries
To all Caledonian MacBrayne and Argyle Ferries Members
Dear Colleague, Following further discussions this afternoon, and the Scottish Government agreeing to delay the publication of the Draft Invitation to Tender until 31st July 2015, RMT has agreed to suspend the current industrial action planned for Friday 10th July affecting...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne, argyll ferries
Trade Dispute with Argyll Ferries
Our Ref: SH/15/4 3rd July 2015   Dear Colleague, Trade Dispute with Argyll Ferries Following the industrial action taken by you and your colleagues between Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th June, you will be aware that RMT has been in discussions...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: argyll ferries
RMT confirms new strike dates on CalMac and Argyll Ferries
Not to book on for shifts commencing between the hours of 00.01 and 23.59  on Friday 10th July. The dispute is similar to the one on CalMac’s ferry operations with the union setting out the following demands: Job Security – a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: calmac, caledonian macbrayne, argyll ferries, strike action
RMT to hit Portsmouth "Port of Shame" this weekend
The next day of protest against social dumping and exploitation by Condor Ferries will be at Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port, Wharf Road PO2 8RU on Saturday 26th July at 7am. The latest protest comes as Condor issued a statement this...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: social dumping, condor ferries, port of shame
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
RMT demands action against UK ferry and cruise companies
P&O, Condor, Irish Ferries and Stena are amongst a number of well known companies revealed to be paying below the minimum wage rate of £6.31 an hour on what the union has dubbed “ships of shame.”  Popular routes where the...
Region: National
Tagged with: p&o, condor, irish ferries, stena, ships of shame