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Posted on 24 June 2015 at 10:55 GMT

RMT members to strike at CalMac ferries

RMT members who work for CalMac ferries in Scotland have voted by a 90% majority to take industrial action over threats to pensions, jobs and working conditions. The action 'short of a strike' begins on Wednesday 24 June and a 24-hour strike will take place from midnight on Thursday.

CalMac - a publicly owned company - is in competition with notorious private company Serco for the Hebrides and west coast island ferry contract, due for renewal in 2016. The RMT is demanding no compulsory redundancies and the same pension rights and terms and conditions as staff have now, regardless of who wins the new contract.

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