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Agreement reached between officers and Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

22 March 2024

Ships' officers working for Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IOMSPCo) have reached agreement with their employer over changes to terms and conditions relating to live aboard arrangements.

Officers will now have more time at home with their families and loved ones than originally offered, while also allowing provision for live aboard. Nautilus International members believe this represents a fair settlement, with 75% of members voting to accept the improved offer.

Nautilus senior national organiser Garry Elliot said: 'I must thank our members at Steam Packet for their resolve during what has been an incredibly difficult time. I would also like to thank the Manx public who, despite the disruption, stood with our members and offered them support and solidarity.

'Through collective action, our members have ensured that changes to their terms and conditions are reasonable and acceptable to both them and the company.

'Nautilus has held a collective bargaining agreement with Steam Packet for many years. We look forward to working with the company in the spirit of partnership and social dialogue.

'We further call on the Manx government to once and for all outlaw fire and rehire.'