Date lodged: 17 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to facilitate discussions between trade unions and bidders for the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 29 January 2019
Bidders have been supplied with information and data related to union representation, collective bargaining, staffing and crewing numbers, terms and conditions of employment and pension provision. Bidders are required to make their own arrangements to engage with the unions on such matters.