United Kingdom -Ferry workers act against privatisation -June 27, 2015

Industrial action against possible job losses, cuts to pensions, employment conditions, and reductions in services due to planned Privatization.

Trade unions representing Scottish ferry workers have initiated industrial action over a tendering bid which could see west coast routes taken over by a private firm. Their members are frightened about possible job losses, cuts to their pensions and employment conditions, and reductions in services if the planned new owner Serco takes over. Trade union RMT members at CalMac began three days of industrial action, with two days of work-to-rule followed by an all-out strike. Trade union TSSA will begin a 10-day ballot of staff for industrial action on 3 July.

English: http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/second-ferry-workers-union-joins …     

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.

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