Ferry strike off

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

FERRY work­ers called off in­dus­trial ac­tion on CalMac routes af­ter reach­ing a set­tle­ment last week.

An agree­ment was reached on Wed­nes­day, July 22, af­ter talks in­volv­ing the ferry op­er­a­tor, the Scot­tish gov­ern­ment and ferry union rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

The dis­pute was prompted by con­cerns about putting CalMac ser­vices in the Clyde and He­brides Ferry Ser­vices (CFHS) con­tract out to ten­der.

The unions said the agree­ment had averted po­ten­tial in­dus­trial ac­tion, fol­low­ing as­sur­ances on em­ploy­ment, re­dun­dan­cies and pen­sions.

Work­ers pre­vi­ously went on strike on June 26 over the is­sue.

CalMac and ri­val op­er­a­tor, Serco, will go head-to-head for the £1bil­lion con­tract, with a de­ci­sion to be made in May 2016.

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