Archive for the ‘Labour Disputes’ Category

RMT on the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from Seatruck

RMT on the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from Seatruck
Mick Cash 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 General Secretary,...
September 17th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Ireland-UK unions join forces over employment on Irish Sea ferries

Ireland-UK unions join forces over employment 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. SIPTU, RMT and Nautilus trade unions have written to senior management...
July 31st, 2018 | HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT Port Workers to strike in fight for fair pay

RMT Port Workers to strike in fight for fair pay
Mick Cash SPECIALIST TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that a key group of port engineering and servicing staff will be striking for 48 hours this Thursday and Friday in a dispute over pay justice. The workers are employed by global shipping logistics and maintenance outfit MacGregors at a number...
June 12th, 2018 | Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

RMT welcomes news that Scottish government is purchasing NorthLink vessels but…

RMT welcomes news that Scottish government is purchasing NorthLink vessels but…
Mick Cash RMT welcomes news that Scottish government is purchasing NorthLink vessels but demands services are now taken into public ownership  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...
April 26th, 2018 | HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RMT protest in Portsmouth Friday over Channel Islands scandal

RMT protest in Portsmouth Friday over Channel Islands scandal
Mick Cash RMT PROTEST IN PORTSMOUTH FRIDAY CALLING FOR THE SACKING OF CONDOR AND FAIR EMPLOYMENT ON FERRIES TO THE CHANNEL ISLANDS 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...
March 12th, 2018 | Communication, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RMT protests in Aberdeen today for SOS2020 seafarers and offshore workers campaign

RMT protests in Aberdeen today for SOS2020 seafarers and offshore workers campaign
Mick Cash RMT, the union for Seafarers and Offshore workers, will take its SOS 2020 campaign for ending employment barriers to more jobs and training for UK seafarers and offshore workers to Aberdeen today, Monday 26 February.  In a two-stage demonstration, the union will protest outside the constituency...
February 26th, 2018 | HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT protests in Aberdeen for SOS 2020 seafarers and offshore workers campaign

RMT protests in Aberdeen for SOS 2020 seafarers and offshore workers campaign
Mick Cash RMT, the union for Seafarers and Offshore workers, will take its SOS 2020 campaign for ending employment barriers to more jobs and training for UK seafarers and offshore workers to Aberdeen on Monday 26 February. In a two-stage demonstration, the union will protest outside the constituency...
February 23rd, 2018 | HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  25-Jan-2018 AROUND THE ISLAND YACHT RACE Hong Kong CHANGE TO SEASONAL ICE PROCEDURE STATUS Delaware Bay & River, United States COAL TRAIN DERAILMENT Gladstone, Australia STEVEDORES TO STOP WORK AS PART OF PROTEST Finland Around the Island Yacht Race Thursday, January 25,...
January 25th, 2018 | Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sports, Weather | Read More

Government caves in to ship-owners as Chamber of Shipping confirms that announcement yesterday on minimum wage and Equality Act is meaningless

Government caves in to ship-owners as Chamber of Shipping confirms that announcement yesterday on minimum wage and Equality Act is meaningless
RMT’s Steve Todd SEAFARER RATINGS union RMT today responded with outrage to confirmation from UK ship owners that new Government guidance on seafarers and the National Minimum Wage will do nothing to tackle the sub-NMW pay rates which are rife in the UK merchant shipping industry. Comments from...
January 19th, 2018 | Associations, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

RMT hits out at latest North Sea decommissioning scandal

RMT hits out at latest North Sea decommissioning scandal
Mick Cash OFFSHORE energy union RMT today raised concerns over the North Sea decommissioning industry, following the cash sale of three semi-submersible drilling platforms to a company that transports offshore oil and gas infrastructure to be scrapped in India and Bangladesh. The platforms predominantly...
January 15th, 2018 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…
Mick Cash RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry after shocking incident on the Carnival Arcadia at the weekend shines spotlight on lifeboat safety Maritime union RMT has written to safety regulators and the cruise ship industry body today demanding urgent action over life-boat...
January 11th, 2018 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Rail, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Council agrees to implement ECSA-ETF Agreement on decent work for seafarers

Council agrees to implement ECSA-ETF Agreement on decent work for seafarers
Mark Dickinson European shipowners and European transport workers speak together to warmly welcome today’s adoption of a Council Directive improving seafarers’ working conditions. This change will implement an agreement between the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European...
December 7th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

RMT on Condor’s intention to bid for Jersey-Guernsey ferry service

RMT on Condor’s intention to bid for Jersey-Guernsey ferry service
Mick Cash 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 successful. Condor, an exploitative employer that...
November 16th, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RMT “SOS 2020” shipping protest in Hull, Saturday 30th September 2017

RMT “SOS 2020” shipping protest in Hull, Saturday 30th September 2017
Mick Cash Shipping union RMT will be holding an event which will promote the aims and objectives of the union’s national SOS 2020 campaign in Hull this Saturday as follows: Saturday 30th September, 10am-4pm outside Hull Maritime Museum, Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3DX. A map to the venue is...
September 27th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

International unions back Gate Gourmet workers in Argentina

International unions back Gate Gourmet workers in Argentina
Steve Cotton ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) unions representing Gate Gourmet workers are lobbying the company today in support of the company’s drivers and logistics workers in Argentina who are campaigning for recognition of the work they carry out. Currently the company treats...
July 14th, 2017 | Associations, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed
MT Ocean Pride washing water “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed...
July 4th, 2017 | Charity, Corruption, Flags, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’
Mick Cash SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT today welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer, this Sunday 25 June 2017, in recognition of the vital role of 1.5 million seafarers in transporting billions of tonnes of goods and equipment and hundreds of millions of passenger across...
June 23rd, 2017 | Associations, HR, ILO, IMO, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

RMT SOS 2020 Demo at Streamline in Aberdeen this morning

RMT SOS 2020 Demo at Streamline in Aberdeen this morning
RMT SOS 2020 demonstration in Aberdeen Harbour against Streamline Shipping this morning.  Maritime union RMT stepping up the pressure on shipping companies who charter vessels with crew working on board for rates of pay below the legal UK minimum wage.
June 14th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Shipping Intelligence Advisory: Indefinite customs strike in Chile

Shipping Intelligence Advisory: Indefinite customs strike in Chile
Port of Tilbury, UK, 24 May 2017: Nisomar, the data-driven maritime services company, is advising of an indefinite strike from today, Wednesday 24 May, by the National Association of Customs Officers of Chile (ANFACH) which will affect all Chilean ports, airports and borders in the country. The strike...
May 24th, 2017 | Associations, Aviation, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

RMT protest in Poole at European Maritime Day event on Thursday

RMT protest in Poole at European Maritime Day event on Thursday
Mick Cash 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 May, 8.30am, Poole Lighthouse Arts and...
May 15th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Dover launch of RMT SOS2020 seafarers’ campaign tomorrow

Dover launch of RMT SOS2020 seafarers’ campaign tomorrow
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT will formally launch the Dover element of the on-going “SOS 2020” campaign tomorrow, Thursday 11th May, 6pm at the RMT’s Dover Office, Maritime House, Snargate Street, Dover CT17 9BZ. As an island nation and net importer, our economic, social and security interests...
May 10th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT protest in Aberdeen today against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja

RMT protest in Aberdeen today against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja
Picture credits RMT MARITIME UNION RMT has been demonstrating in Aberdeen today against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja. Workers are paid as little as £2.56 per hour on freight routes between Aberdeen and Orkney and Shetland on the Cyprus-flagged ship. Streamline has relentlessly profited...
April 21st, 2017 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT protest in Aberdeen this week against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja

RMT protest in Aberdeen this week against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT will be demonstrating in Aberdeen this Friday, 21 April, against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja. Workers are paid as little as £2.56 per hour on freight routes between Aberdeen and Orkney and Shetland on the Cyprus-flagged ship. Streamline has relentlessly...
April 18th, 2017 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

ITF calls on Thai government to act on ruling against it

ITF calls on Thai government to act on ruling against it
Paddy Crumplin The International Labour Organization (ILO) has upheld allegations of the illegal victimisation of trade union leaders by Thai Airways. The complaint was taken to the United Nations body by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its Thai unions, and the ITF is now...
March 24th, 2017 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Communication, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to SNP conference

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to SNP conference
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish National Party conference tomorrow (Sat 18thMarch) at the Aberdeen Arts and Conference Centre from 9:00 a.m. in a bid to highlight the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign. RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom...
March 17th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More