Date lodged: 3 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many meetings there have been between Seatruck and (a) ministers and (b) Transport Scotland officials since 1 July 1999.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 16 November 2016
The Minister for Transport and the Islands met with the CEO of Seatruck on 10 November 2016, to discuss the issues around staff pay on the freight vessels currently operating on the Northern Isles ferry service. Transport Scotland officials were in attendance. Following a constructive meeting, further work will be undertaken by Seatruck and Transport Scotland to try and resolve the current situation.
Transport Scotland officials have met three times with Seatruck officials on other occasions.