Ships of shame

The UK seafarers Union RMT is keeping up the pressure on Seatruck over there failure to pay the minimum wage to overseas seamen emplyed on vessels serving ports in the north of Scotland.

RMT have labelled the Seatruck vessels ships of shame and a big demonstration was staged by the Union in Aberdeen on Friday (link):

http://www.thenational.scot/…/protest-over-northern-isles-f…

Jake Molloy, of the RMT in Aberdeen and vice chair of the offshore co-ordinating group of trade unions, said that as recently as last year, workers were being paid as little as £3.66 an hour and, since then, there had only been small improvements in pay. He said the campaign and protest was to highlight to the public “what’s going on in our name”.

The Seatruck vessels home port (which they seldom if ever see) is Douglas Isle of Man and they are part of a global fleet of ‘ships of shame’ that exploit seafarers and are registered in or controlled by companies based the Isle of Man.

Image: RMT demonstrate in Aberdeen against ‘ships of shame’ that pay poverty wages.

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BERNARD MOFFATT
Public Relations Officer Mannin Branch

Issued by: The Mannin branch of the Celtic League.

06/11/16

 

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