RMT members reject harmonisation on P&O Dover short sea service

Associations, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore — By on November 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Bob Crow

Bob Crow

An overwhelming 77% of RMT seafaring members employed by P&O Ferries in Dover have rejected P&O’s proposals to introduce new salary scales for new entrants on Terms & Conditions harmonised with other sectors of the business.

After several months of negotiation the employer and the union agreed to put the matter of harmonisation with other sectors of the business to the workforce. The result has been that the company’s proposals have been overwhelmingly rejected.

RMT is calling on the company to respect the views of its workers and make a clear statement that the matter will now be put to rest.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “There is a need to move on now and reassure the workforce that this dreadful period of uncertainty is over.

“Harmonisation may well have suited our members in other ports but it’s clear our members in Dover don’t want it.”

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