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To: CEO Brian Thomson
STOP FIRE AND REHIRE AT STEAM PACKET!
I am delighted to inform you that Nautilus members working onboard Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IOMSPCo) vessels have ceased industrial action after the ferry operator withdrew the threat of fire and rehire and committed to further talks and arbitration if necessary.
Following constructive dialogue, facilitated by the Manx Industrial Relations Service, the company has withdrawn notices of termination issued just before Christmas and has agreed to further talks and to engaging in arbitration should talks again result in a stalemate.
On January 3 the ferry operator was forced to cut its scheduled services by 50% following unexpected crew leave.
Talks are scheduled to continue from January 15.
Thank you for your support to our members at this incredibly difficult time.