“Why give business to a company which shows such blatant disregard for …..people? “
There will be no changes to the current Covid restrictions of public transport in Orkney in Phase 1 of easing out of lockdown.
Physical distancing will be applied to all public transport in order to limit transmission of Covid19 and to protect workers and other users.
““I continue to have serious concerns about handing the contract for this lifeline service to a multinational outsourcing company with a dismal industrial relations record.”
The contract for the Northern Isles Ferry Services was awarded to Serco Limited on 22 April 2020.
“Today we have also had to call on military help to transport a patient from one of Scotland’s islands to the mainland for treatment.”
Letters: “Our fleet of internal ferries is now so old and unfit they would be illegal in many parts of the world.”
James Stockan wishes to see full funding for Orkney’s inter-island ferries to be included when the Scottish Government publishes its Budget later this week.
to ‘identify and address current and future challenges and opportunities in the procurement of new vessels to support Scotland’s ferries network.’
“The greater the burden placed on the Council to keep the ferries running, the greater the risk of severe cuts to other vital services our community depends upon.”