Skilled British and Dutch seafarers are much sought-after in this competitive sector.
The ferries crewed by Nautilus members tend to be those operating around the UK and Netherlands; for example, in the English Channel, the North Sea, the Irish Sea, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, and around the Isle of Wight.
Collective bargaining agreements
Nautilus has collective bargaining (recognition) agreements with companies in this sector including the following:
- Caledonian MacBrayne
- Isle of Man Steam Packet Co
- Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster
- Koninklijke Smals
- Orkney Ferries (and towage)
- P&O Ferries
- Red Funnel
- Seatruck Ferries
- Serco Northlink
- Shetland Islands Council - Inter-island Ferries
- Stena (ferries)
- Van Oord Groep NV
- Waterbouw sector NL Western Ferries Wightlink
Nautilus International has a long and proud history of fighting to give maritime and inland waterways professionals the pay and conditions they deserve.
When Nautilus talks about 'organising', we mean how the Union brings people together in the workplace to negotiate and campaign as a group for better terms and conditions.
Nautilus International's members are the lifeblood of its membership. As a democratic Union, we encourage you to have your say and help us give seafarers and inland waterway workers a national and international voice.