RMT taking action over treatment of staff

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SHIPPING union RMT will hold another demonstration against exploitation in the ferry industry on Saturday.

The day of protest against social dumping and exploitation allegedly carried out by Condor Ferries will be at Portsmouth International Port at 7am.

According to the union, Condor continues to recruit Ukrainian seafarers on pay as low as £2.35 per hour to work on vessels to the Channel Islands from Portsmouth, Poole and Weymouth.

RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said: ‘This weeks statement from Condor is just a bare-faced admission that not only are they exploiting their Ukrainian seafarers but that they have every intention of continuing to do so.

‘The claim that some of their staff are on better pay and conditions is an open confession that they are quite happy to use the loopholes in the law to exploit other members of their workforce.

‘That is outrageous.’

Condor chief executive James Fulford has previously said Ukranian workers were happy with their treatment.