26 April 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT welcomes news that Scottish government is purchasing NorthLink vessels but demands services are now taken into public ownership
RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said:
“The union welcomes the news that these three leased vessels are being brought into the NorthLink fleet on a permanent basis which shows the importance and long-term viability of these life-line services.
“However, the public are paying for the vessels and the service, through the Scottish Government, and to ensure we get value for money the entire operation should be brought into public ownership without delay to ensure the investment is made in the vessels, infrastructure and workforce and is not lining the pockets of Serco shareholders.”