Archive for the ‘Labour Disputes’ Category

European short-sea and feeder lines challenge legality of Dockers’ Clause extension

European short-sea and feeder lines challenge legality of Dockers’ Clause extension
European short-sea and feeder lines challenge legality of Dockers’ Clause extension 30 December 2019: European short-sea and feeder ship operators are challenging efforts by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) to redefine container lashing as a cargo handling activity in order...
December 30th, 2019 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Liner Shipping and Trade, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Short-sea shipping | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 26-Dec-2019 INCREASE IN TONNAGE DUES AT NOVOROSSIYSK PORT WEF 29 DECEMBER 2019 Novorossiysk, Russia EXTREME WEATHER IN INDONESIAN WATERS Indonesia PORT OPERATIONS AND SURCHARGE ON NEW YEAR’S DAY Turkey NOTICE OF STRIKE India Increase in Tonnage Dues at Novorossiysk port wef...
December 26th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Labour Disputes | Read More

Stella Maris supporting seafarers facing unseen crisis at Christmas

Stella Maris supporting seafarers facing unseen crisis at Christmas
Stella Maris port chaplain with a seafarer Stella Maris supporting seafarers facing unseen crisis at Christmas While most businesses and companies have started winding down operations in preparation for the Christmas holidays, global maritime charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) will be busy...
December 23rd, 2019 | Charity, Corruption, Health and Safety, Holidays, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

RMT sounds alarm over Stena Holyhead-Dublin service

RMT sounds alarm over Stena Holyhead-Dublin service
Mick Cash RMT SOUNDS ALARM OVER STENA HOLYHEAD-DUBLIN SERVICE  RMT raises alarm and demands guarantees from Stena Line over new ferry on key Holyhead to Dublin route   SEAFARER Union RMT today raised alarm over Stena Line’s decision to register new Holyhead-Dublin ferry Stena Estrid on the Cypriot...
December 18th, 2019 | Disputes, Flags, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RMT calls SOS 2020 Condor ferries protest in Portsmouth on 30th November

RMT calls SOS 2020 Condor ferries protest in Portsmouth on 30th November
Mick Cash RMT calls SOS 2020 Condor ferries protest in Portsmouth on 30th November Maritime union RMT has announced today that is calling a protest in Portsmouth targeting rogue operator Condor Ferries to highlight the company’s exploitative and anti-trade union business model. The call comes in the...
November 28th, 2019 | Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay

RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay
Mick Cash RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay Maritime union RMT has today welcomed the commitment in Labour’s manifesto to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarers pay. Currently the law treats the maritime...
November 21st, 2019 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government, Rail | Read More

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