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CalMac's now in public hands!

19 May 2016

TSSA welcomes the news that vital CalMac ferry services have been kept in public hands.

Manuel Cortes, leader of the TSSA transport union, welcomed the news saying:

"This is a victory for common sense and the communities and staff who have fought to keep this vital service in public hands.

"While we welcome the fact that the new contract is for eight years, we would now urge the Scottish Government to scrap the whole tendering process and give a cast iron guarantee that the service is now permanently in public hands.

"The tendering process has wasted huge amounts of public money, caused unnecessary anxiety to the island communities and ferry staff, and should never have been started in the first place. We need a long term future for CalMac which avoids it having to jump through all these needless hoops ever again."

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