Archive for the ‘Labour Disputes’ Category

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

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to Scottish Conservative Party conference

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to Scottish Conservative Party conference
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Conservative Party conference tomorrow (Sat 4th March) in a bid to highlight the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign. RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom in the maritime sector. The collapse in the number...
March 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Employers remain optimistic about the European Social Dialogue for Ports

Employers remain optimistic about the European Social Dialogue for Ports
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Brussels, 1st March 2017   – The European Social Dialogue for Ports was established in June 2013 by port employers and employees to identify challenges faced by the sector, improve health and safety conditions and raise awareness about the essential contribution of port...
March 1st, 2017 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ports & Terminals | Read More

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to Scottish Labour Party conference

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to Scottish Labour Party conference
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Labour Party conference on Saturday in a bid to win further support for the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign.   RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom in the maritime sector. The collapse in the number of...
February 21st, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing
The “Sea Emperor” Seafarers on board a ship held at Fawley Port were found to be without warm clothing for days and their wages unpaid for three months. The chemical tanker, Sea Emperor, was detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on January 28, after it was found to have various equipment...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

DFDS Statement: False claims from RMT

DFDS Statement: False claims from RMT
In response to claims from the RMT published over the weekend regarding rates of pay aboard the vessel Finlandia, below is a statement from Gert Jakobsen, Vice President, Communications for DFDS. QUOTE There is absolutely and categorically no single rank on-board the Finlandia Seaways being paid £1.64...
January 30th, 2017 | Claims, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT to demonstrate today over £1.64 per hour poverty pay at Rosyth Port

RMT to demonstrate today over £1.64 per hour poverty pay at Rosyth Port
  Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT is holding a demonstration today over poverty pay on Scotland’s only roll-on roll-off freight link to Europe. The Lithuanian-registered Finlandia Seaways, DFDS freight service operates between Rosyth and Zeebrugge in Belgium, employ Lithuanian seafarers on the vessel...
January 27th, 2017 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

48 hour strike in Greece – Seamen’s Union

48 hour strike in Greece – Seamen’s Union
View of the Piraeus Port Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a 48 hour strike by the Seamen’s Union in Greece from 2-4 December. The strike is due to affect all domestic and local ferry routes to and from Piraeus to the Greek Islands.  Earlier, the Crew Union of the Tug boats also confirmed...
December 1st, 2016 | Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

ITF congratulates Colombian union on CBA

ITF congratulates Colombian union on CBA
Transport workers and their families demonstrated in October ITF union the SNTT (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de Rama, Servicios de la Industria del Transporte y Logística de Colombia) has negotiated the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with major transport company Transcaribe in Cartagena,...
November 24th, 2016 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Airline unions condemn ‘appalling harassment’ of airport worker in Clarkson row

Airline unions condemn ‘appalling harassment’ of airport worker in Clarkson row
Sam Dawson Global union the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and German union ver.di have condemned the victimisation of a Stuttgart Airport worker caught up in a row created by TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson. The check in agent, Manuel Pereira, is a member of ver.di, whose air transport...
November 18th, 2016 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Press and Media | Read More

North Sea oil strikers want your messages of support!

North Sea oil strikers want your messages of support!
Activists occupy Shell’s London offices. Photo: RMT North Sea oil strikers want to hear from you – that’s the message the ITF is delivering to its unions after an appeal from the RMT and Unite the Union, whose members are challenging an employer trying to slash their wages. 28/07/2016 – The...
July 28th, 2016 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments
Better conditions on modern tonnage From Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co LLC on the latest MLC 2006 ammendments:  MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 – AMENDMENTS Following the unanimous adoption by the Special Tripartite Committee of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (the “Convention”),...
July 25th, 2016 | Associations, BIMCO, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Seafarers’ charity fears unpaid crew could be stuck for weeks

Seafarers’ charity fears unpaid crew could be stuck for weeks
Doug Duncan AoS Aberdeen port chaplain Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is providing pastoral and emotional support to the crew of offshore supply ship MV Malaviya Seven currently detained in Aberdeen. AoS Aberdeen port chaplain Doug Duncan knows the crew well, having met them previously...
June 16th, 2016 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More