Archive for the ‘Labour Disputes’ Category

NorthLink union RMT reacts with fury to news that specialists in failure SERCO have been awarded ferries contract

NorthLink union RMT reacts with fury to news that specialists in failure SERCO have been awarded ferries contract
Mick Cash NorthLink union RMT reacts with fury to news that specialists in failure SERCO have been awarded ferries 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...
September 20th, 2019 | Labour Disputes | Read More

RMT protest Monday at Liverpool docks over pay and jobs

RMT protest Monday at Liverpool docks over pay and jobs
Mick Cash RMT protest Monday at Liverpool docks over pay and jobs  16th August 2019‎ CALLING NOTICE FROM RMT PRESS OFFICE RMT TO HOLD LIVERPOOL DOCKSIDE DEMONSTRATIONS ON MONDAY OVER PAY, RECRUITMENT AND JUSTICE ON FERRY CROSSINGS Maritime union RMT will be holding demonstrations in Liverpool on...
August 16th, 2019 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT to hold Liverpool dockside demonstrations over pay, recruitment and justice on Ferry Crossings

RMT to hold Liverpool dockside demonstrations over pay, recruitment and justice on Ferry Crossings
Mick Cash RMT to hold Liverpool dockside demonstrations over pay, recruitment and justice on Ferry Crossings Maritime union RMT will be holding demonstrations in Liverpool highlighting the scandal of low pay, recruitment of UK and Irish Ratings, and the failure to redeploy our members who worked on P&O’s...
August 7th, 2019 | Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News, Safety and Security | Read More

RMT writes to Government to demand urgent meeting over Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay dispute as it increases deployment in the Gulf

RMT writes to Government to demand urgent meeting over Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay dispute as it increases deployment in the Gulf
Mick Cash RMT writes to Government to demand urgent meeting over Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay dispute as it increases deployment in the Gulf Maritime union RMT today wrote to Government minister Tobias Ellwood demanding an urgent meeting over the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) pay dispute after it was confirmed...
July 24th, 2019 | Labour Disputes, Military | Read More

RMT calls on Government to ensure speedy settlement of Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay dispute as it increases deployment in the Gulf

RMT calls on Government to ensure speedy settlement of Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay dispute as it increases deployment in the Gulf
Mick Cash RMT calls on Government to ensure speedy settlement of Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay dispute as it increases deployment in the Gulf Maritime union RMT today called on the Government to ensure a speedy resolution to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) pay dispute after it confirmed that additional...
July 22nd, 2019 | HR, Labour Disputes | Read More

RMT demands urgent action on Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay as Government prepare to lift cap for other groups of workers

RMT demands urgent action on Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay as Government prepare to lift cap for other groups of workers
Mick Cash RMT demands urgent action on Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay as Government prepare to lift cap for other groups of workers Maritime union RMT today demanded action from the Government in an on-going pay dispute involving workers at the Royal Navy supplies lifeline – the Royal Fleet Auxiliary...
July 19th, 2019 | Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

RMT confirms protest at Parliament next week in support of Royal Navy Lifeline workers fight for “Fair Play For RFA”

RMT confirms protest at Parliament next week in support of Royal Navy Lifeline workers fight for “Fair Play For RFA”
Mick Cash RMT confirms protest at Parliament next week in support of Royal Navy Lifeline workers fight for “Fair Play For RFA” Maritime union RMT confirmed today that it will be holding a parliamentary demonstration next week in support of a programme of industrial action involving nearly...
July 11th, 2019 | HR, Labour Disputes | Read More

RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles

RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles
Mick CashXIT RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles   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...
July 10th, 2019 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Trade and Commerce | Read More

RMT confirms action by Royal Navy Lifeline workers in fight for “Fair Pay For RFA”

RMT confirms action by Royal Navy Lifeline workers in fight for “Fair Pay For RFA”
Mick Cash RMT confirms action by Royal Navy Lifeline workers in fight for “Fair Pay For RFA” Maritime union RMT confirmed today that it will be embarking upon a programme of industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline –...
June 20th, 2019 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

RMT to ballot Royal Navy lifeline workers for action in fight for “Fair pay for RFA”

RMT to ballot Royal Navy lifeline workers for action in fight for “Fair pay for RFA”
Mick Cash RMT to ballot Royal Navy lifeline workers for action in fight for “Fair pay for RFA” Maritime union RMT confirmed today that it has served notice and has begun the balloting process for industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy...
April 2nd, 2019 | HR, Labour Disputes | Read More

Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World

Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World  Maritime Union RMT today said that the sale of P&O Ferries for £322m from Dubai World to Dubai Ports World raised fresh concerns over the future direction of shipping and ports policy in the UK, including the Port...
February 20th, 2019 | HR, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract

Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract
Mick Cash Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract.   General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT has taken a number of protests over the fiasco of the Government’s Brexit ferry contracts to both the Department for Transport and the ports and...
February 9th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RMT on official confirmation today from P&O that they are ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet to Cyprus

RMT on official confirmation today from P&O that they are ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet to Cyprus
Mick Cash SEAFARER Ratings union RMT today poured scorn over P&O’s claim that Brexit was behind their decision to switch the entire Dover-Calais fleet from the UK to the Cypriot flag as the company finally confirmed publicly exactly what RMT has been warning of for weeks. RMT general secretary...
January 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Flags, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping

ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping
The ITF HQ’s in London 22 January 2019 – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today expressed opposition to the decision of BHP to dump Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China. The...
January 21st, 2019 | HR, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

RMT welcomes transfer of Argyll Ferries to publicly owned CalMac from today

RMT welcomes transfer of Argyll Ferries to publicly owned CalMac from today
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT today welcomed the transfer of the Argyll Ferries contract to the publicly owned CalMac and heralded it as a victory for union members and the on-going campaign to end profiteering and uncertainty on Scottish Ferry services.  Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands,...
January 21st, 2019 | Jobs, Labour Disputes, Mergers and Acquisitions, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RMT to take demands for a fair deal for workers on BREXIT Ferry contracts direct to Chris Grayling

RMT to take demands for a fair deal for workers on BREXIT Ferry contracts direct to Chris Grayling
Mick Cash 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 on Friday 11th January (Department for Transport, Great...
January 8th, 2019 | Claims, Cruise Ferry, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
26-Dec-2018 MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION SOUTHEAST OF SOKO ISLANDS Hong Kong NOTICE OF STRIKE Cochin, India Marine site investigation southeast of Soko Islands Wednesday, December 26, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately 5 months, marine site investigation involving drilling of boreholes [is being] carried...
December 26th, 2018 | Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Maritime union RMT to hold demo defending victimised Stena Line ‘Holyhead 3’ union reps on Sat 15 December

Maritime union RMT to hold demo defending  victimised Stena Line ‘Holyhead 3’ union reps on Sat 15 December
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT has confirmed that it will be holding a demonstration against management victimisation of union reps on Stena Line, Irish Sea, on: Saturday 15th December at: 11.30am, Stena House, Station Approach, Holyhead LL65 1DQ The demonstration – in support of the Holyhead 3 – is...
December 13th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

RMT Irish Sea campaign day of action in Liverpool on Friday in fight for pay justice

RMT Irish Sea campaign day of action in Liverpool on Friday in fight for pay justice
Mick Cash RMT’s campaigning in the Irish Sea will turn to ‘low-cost’ operator Seatruck in Liverpool this Friday with an early morning protest at the company’s depot at Brocklebank Dock as the union steps up the fight for pay and workplace justice. The Liverpool protest, part of a day of action...
November 28th, 2018 | HR, Labour Disputes | Read More

NSU secures jobs for 700 Norwegian seafarers as government rules against flagging out Color Line vessels

NSU secures jobs for 700 Norwegian seafarers as government rules against flagging out Color Line vessels
.. The Norwegian Government has ruled against the reflagging of Color Line vessels under the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) flag. This is a significant and hard fought victory for Norwegian seafarers and the ongoing ITF cabotage campaign. ITF affiliate, the Norwegian Seafarers Union (NSU),...
November 21st, 2018 | Flags, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

Seafarer union RMT demands Government action to halt latest threat to North Sea jobs

Seafarer union RMT demands Government action to halt latest threat to North Sea jobs
Mick Cash SEAFARER union RMT today demanded Government intervention to prevent the loss of hundreds of Scottish and UK seafarer Ratings’ jobs following Tidewater’s buy out of Gulfmark to form the world’s largest offshore supply vessel (OSV) company. Up to 300 Ratings jobs are on the line, with...
November 20th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

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