House of Commons
LOW PAY ON CHANNEL ISLAND FERRY SERVICES
EDM #1039
Tabled 08 March 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes the States of Jersey's vote to set the Jersey Living Wage of £9.75 per hour for public sector employees and sub-contractors from 1 June 2018; supports the development of low-pay policy in the Channel Islands and all Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories; notes that in 2014 Condor Ferries paid Ukrainian stewards £2.46 per hour on lifeline ferry services from Portsmouth to Jersey and Guernsey; is concerned that international seafarers working on Condor Ferries' Bahamian-registered fleet continue to be paid well below the UK National Living Wage of £7.50 per hour; supports the application and enforcement of National Minimum Wage rates of pay in UK territorial waters; and calls on the Government to support the RMT union's campaign to eradicate low pay for seafarers on outsourced public contracts for lifeline passenger and freight ferry services between the UK and the Channel Islands.