Scottish Socialists demand our Ferries kept in public hands

State-owned Caledonian MacBrayne and private company Serco have submitted their final bids for the new £1bn contract to run Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services. Suzanne Wright, SSP Highlands member and Highlands & Islands RISE: Scotland’s Left Alliance candidate said: “Todays news that bids have been submitted by state-owned Calmac and privately-owned Serco for the tender […]

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CalMac Ferries: Trade Unions “Sold Down The River”?

by Richie Venton Caledonian Macbrayne (CalMac) ferry workers – members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport workers’ union (RMT) – are taking industrial action in defence of their pensions, jobs, conditions of work – and against privatisation by the Scottish government, who seem set to hand the publicly-owned CalMac ferries over to the private, profiteering […]

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