RMT launches campaign for a people’s CalMac
Ferry Union RMT has today launched a new campaign for a People’s CalMac, starting with a day of action in Oban at 11am on Friday 25thMarch. RMT is calling for the Scottish Government to invest in creating a publicly owned...
RMT calls for meeting with the First Minister
CALMAC Union RMT today called for a meeting with Ministers in response to weekend press reports that the Scottish Government is planning to privatise the contract for lifeline ferry services in the west of Scotland.
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch...
Transport and energy workers to protest tomorrow
Marking the three-month anniversary of the beginning of the COP26 Climate Conference transport and energy workers are to march to the office of the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tomorrow to protest at the betrayal by the SNP / Green Government of...
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...
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...
RMT to begin balloting for action at Wightlink
WIGHTLINK UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun balloting over 400 ferry workers for both strike action and action short of a strike after negotiations failed to produce an offer on pensions and terms and conditions that meets the very...
RMT reacts with fury SERCO awarded NorthLink contract
NORTHLINK union RMT today responded with fury to the news that the Scottish Government has awarded the specialists in failure Serco the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract for up to eight years from 31 October 2019.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:...
RMT on Grayling blowing £85 million on Brexit ferries
MARITIME UNION RMT repeats demand this morning for Grayling's resignation as Public Accounts Committee reveals he blew £85 million on the Brexit ferries shambles.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"It is nothing short of shameful that while RMT members on...
RMT condemns Scottish Govt’s relationship with Serco
TRANSPORT union RMT today condemned the Scottish Government’s unhealthy relationship with Serco following news that the outsourcing multinational will be forced to pay £22.9m in fines and costs following the Serious Fraud Office’s six-year investigation finding Serco guilty of fraud...
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...
RMT to demand fair deal from Grayling tomorrow
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling tomorrow as Government chaos over arrangements deepens and the Maritime Minister dismissed union concerns...
RMT demands a fair deal for workers on Brexit ferry
Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on Friday morning. RMT will be holding a protest outside the DfT at 10am...
Scottish Parliament debates inter-island ferry services
With the Lib Dems tabling a motion in the Scottish Parliament on Scotland's inter-island ferries, shipping union RMT has set out three key demands to protect the future of the life-line services;
* RMT supports the inclusion of inter-island ferry services...
RMT launches campaign to nationalise Northlink Ferry service
The lifeline ferry route services the people, staff and business of Orkney, Shetland and the mainland. In 2016, the fleet of 5 vessels carried over 300,000 passengers and over 60,000 vehicles on three routes.
Serco NorthLink received around a 10% increase in subsidy and no...