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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 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 on the Scottish Govt’s decision to charter MV Arrow
Scottish ferry union RMT today expressed concern at the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from low-cost operator Seatruck to meet short term freight capacity demand on publicly subsidised Northern Isles ferry routes currently operated by Serco NorthLink. RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: mv arrow, seatruck, serco northlink
RMT on the latest statistics from Serco NorthLink
Scottish ferries union RMT today commented on the latest statistics from Serco NorthLink, current operator of the Northern Isles Ferry Service (NIFS) contract for the Scottish Government. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “RMT members and their colleagues in Serco...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northlink
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 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 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
RMT to hold nationalise NorthLink public meeting on Orkney
The meeting will take place on Weds 7th Feb, 19.30 – 22.00 at the Ayre Hotel, Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX RMT Regional Organiser Gordon Martin will put the positive case for nationalising NorthLink. Please note that the previously advertised list of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Northlink, public meeting
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,
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 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
RMT demands inquiry into letting of NorthLink ferry contract
MARITIME UNION RMT today demanded a public inquiry into the privatisation of the NorthLink ferries contract in 2012 after the Shetland Times revealed that the public sector bid – tabled by CalMac, and thought to be cheaper than Serco who won...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: northlink, caledonian macbrayne, calmac,