Strikes were planned for April, May and June – just as the country unlocks from the national lockdown – but further meetings between Wightlink and the union have resulted in positive steps being made.
According to the RMT, Wightlink has made a number of commitments that enables further dialogue to be held with a view to finding a resolution to end the dispute. Talks will take place next Tuesday (9th March).
The action has been brought about due to Wightlink proposing to slash workers’ pension rights and change their working conditions.
Although the industrial action has been halted, if the talks break down then the strikes could still go ahead. A total of 18 days of action had been planned.
All staff at Wightlink should book on for all of their shifts as normal, the RMT has urged.