ferry companies - 26 Items Tagged Within News

RMT urges Scottish government to award Clyde and Hebrides Ferry contract to Calmac
Ahead of a decision due tomorrow on whether the ferry service will be put out to competitive tender or awarded to Calmac, RMT called on the Scottish government to make sure the ferry service stays in public hands for the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services
Lifeline Ferry report launched
Professor Findlay’s work, commissioned by the RMT, is a critique of the controversial ‘Project Neptune’ report on ferry governance by Ernst & Young for Transport Scotland. The findings are a stark reminder of the clear public interest in retaining CalMac...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Ferry, Report, Lifeline Ferry, CalMac, Transport Scotland
RMT Calls on SNP Leadership candidates to rule out attacks on public ferry services
The former First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon had repeatedly provided ruled out privatisation or unbundling lifeline ferry services on the Clyde and Hebrides contract. CalMac’s current contract expires in September 2024. In a letter sent to all the leadership candidates, RMT general...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Maritime, SNP, Ferry
RMT on ferry passenger numbers and port freight volumes
Despite this, key worker seafarers and port staff contributed to a recovery from the depths of the 2020 pandemic depression. Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary said: “These figures show the importance of seafarers, port workers and ferry services in national recovery...
Region: National
Tagged with: Seafarers, Maritime, Ferry, Port Freight, Maritime Union, RMT
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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: CalMac, A People's CalMac, Ferry, Ferries
35th anniversary of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said:  “We pay tribute to the memory of the crew and passengers who died in the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster and extend our condolences to the community in Dover who were so badly affected...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Herald of Free Enterprise, Ferry, Zeebrugge
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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Caledonian MacBrayne, CalMac, Ferry, Scotland, SNP, Project Neptune,
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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: COP26, Climate Conference, SNP, Green, Rail, Ferry, Energy
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 raises safety concerns over Calmac catamaran charter
In a letter to the Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “The Pentalina has been laid up in Kirkwall since November 2020 and we are very concerned that crew and passenger safety could...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: MV Pentalina, CalMac, Caledonian MacBrayne, Ferry,
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 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 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 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...
Region: Wessex
Tagged with: Wightlink, Pensions, Industrial Action, Strike, Ferry,
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 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:...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink, serco, northern isles ferry services, snp
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: chris grayling, failinggrayling, tory government, brexit, ferry
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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: serco, caledonian sleeper, northern isles ferry, snp
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 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...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: brexit ferry, chris grayling, dft, department for transport, seaborne freight, sos2020
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 to hold Nationalise Northlink public meeting on Shetland
The meeting will take place on Fri 16 March, from 19:00 at Shetland Hotel (St. Catherine Suite South), Holmsgarth Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0PW   RMT Regional Organiser Gordon Martin will put the positive case for nationalising NorthLink.   This will be an...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink, nationalise northlink, ferry service, serco, shetland, public meeting
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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northern isles ferry services, northlink, orkney, shetland
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 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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink ferry, northern isles ferry service, serco, nationalise northlink, maritime