WIGHTLINK STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED AFTER ‘BREAKTHROUGH’ TALKS

The RMT has suspended strike action against cross-Solent ferry operator Wightlink, it has been announced.

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).

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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.

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isle of wighter
isle of wighter
3 months ago

No change then – cats are still not running anyway

John
John
Reply to  isle of wighter
3 months ago

Even though they have been given millions by the government

Steven
Steven
3 months ago

Caved in just in time for the summer rush. It will all ho back after they make there summer rush profits

Mandy
Mandy
Reply to  Steven
3 months ago

Yeah, they couldn’t risk it just as restrictions are easing.

John
John
3 months ago

Got to be the worst and most unreliable ferry company/crossing in the world. Think it’s time for that fixed link. solentfreedomtunnel.co.uk

Stephen
Stephen
Reply to  John
3 months ago

fixed link not needed really. What is needed is a ferry company and a council that don’t want to rip people off for everything we have just to line there own pockets.

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