Protect CalMac - Sign Johanna's petition

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We, the undersigned, are extremely concerned that the SNP Government have put our ferry service out to tender. We are concerned that CalMac are in competition with SERCO for the 8year, £1bn contract, when SERCO have a history of cutting ‘non-profitable’ ferry crossings. If SERCO win the bid it could put the jobs of many residents in Cunninghame North, and the crossings to Arran and Cumbrae, at risk. We support Scottish Labour's campaigning to keep CalMac in public hands because our ferries are a lifeline, not a luxury. We call upon the current SNP administration, and whichever party wins the election in May, to use the powers of the Parliament and the Teckal ruling to halt the tendering process and protect this lifeline service. 

Who's signing

Rob Stockton
Philip Cowley
Thomas Richardson
Alan Theasby
Beth Cumming
Thomas Obst
Ed Mcadam
Chris Harding
ann mcmullan
patricia neeson
Thomas Lee
Daniel Traynor
John Andrew
Tanya Mckie
Susan Millar
Kenneth Whyte
Claire Rodger
Andrew MacMillan
Alastair Chisholm
Hazel Donnelly
Lesley Campbell
James Miller
Sheena Hendry
Sally Robertson
Edward McGowan
Paul Quinn
Charlene Quinn
B McCallum
52 signatures

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  • Rob Stockton
    signed 2016-07-13 20:07:50 +0100
  • Philip Cowley
    signed 2016-07-13 19:43:44 +0100
  • Thomas Richardson
    signed via 2016-06-14 17:33:13 +0100
    Thomas Richardson – Given the track record of ‘service’ firms like Serco, I wouldn’t trust the ferries to them in a million years; but there needs, IMHO, to be some guarantee from the Government (SNP) side that funding would continue at a rate that will allow services to be maintained at their present level.
  • Alan Theasby
    signed 2016-06-14 01:43:47 +0100
  • Beth Cumming
    signed 2016-05-13 18:57:23 +0100
    We should look to the Scandinavian countries to see how to run ferries.
  • Thomas Obst
    signed 2016-05-09 14:52:59 +0100
    I met Johanna Baxter standing for her campaign in Brodick and I do endorse her fight to keep CALMAC public as tourist from abroad, since Calmac`s network of ferries is not only a lifeline for the remoter communities of Scotland but also a very reliable way for tourists to spend their holidays far off the beaten tracks in those places. As Scotland addict I used (and will use) Calmac ferries very often and am always fascinated by their crews and their masterly skills to handle the car and foot-passenger traffic
  • Ed Mcadam
    signed 2016-05-06 14:48:42 +0100
    Fight hard Johanna
  • Chris Harding
    signed 2016-05-06 10:18:23 +0100
  • Ann Mcmullan
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-04 22:32:02 +0100
    I'm fighting to keep CalMac in public hands because so many jobs and businesses rely on them. Sign my petition:
  • ann mcmullan
    signed 2016-05-04 22:31:21 +0100
  • patricia neeson
    signed 2016-05-04 18:13:37 +0100
  • Thomas Lee
    signed 2016-05-04 06:40:18 +0100
  • Daniel Traynor
    signed 2016-05-04 04:27:50 +0100
  • John Andrew
    signed 2016-05-03 22:06:43 +0100
    ClaMac have always provided a great service, weather permitting,

    Why would you dream of changing that???
  • Tanya Mckie
    signed 2016-05-03 17:06:13 +0100
  • Susan Millar
    signed 2016-05-03 11:18:49 +0100
    I Want Cal-Mac Ferries to be kept in public hands and win this campaign against Serco. I also want all the Cal-Mac Ferries workers to be kept in their jobs for another further more 8 years.
  • Kenneth Whyte
    signed 2016-05-03 00:10:06 +0100
    I want Cal-Mac ferries to be kept in public hands and not be privatised by Serco. All the Cal-Mac ferries workers deserve to be kept in their jobs for a further more 8 years.
  • Claire Rodger
    signed via 2016-05-02 06:44:15 +0100
  • Andrew MacMillan
    signed 2016-05-01 20:20:25 +0100
    Keep Calmac, vote Labour. The SNP are a privayisation party.
  • Alastair Chisholm
    signed 2016-05-01 18:50:41 +0100
  • Hazel Donnelly
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-01 16:41:21 +0100
    I'm fighting to keep CalMac in public hands because so many jobs and businesses rely on them. Sign my petition:
  • Hazel Donnelly
    signed via 2016-05-01 16:40:58 +0100
  • Lesley Campbell
    signed via 2016-05-01 10:19:07 +0100
  • James Miller
    signed 2016-05-01 10:03:42 +0100
  • Sheena Hendry
    signed via 2016-04-30 21:57:28 +0100
  • Sally Robertson
    signed 2016-04-30 20:37:51 +0100
  • Edward McGowan
    signed via 2016-04-30 19:44:05 +0100
  • Paul Quinn
    signed via 2016-04-30 19:40:45 +0100
  • Charlene Quinn
    signed 2016-04-30 19:16:53 +0100
  • B McCallum
    signed 2016-04-30 15:35:28 +0100
    Please keep CalMac ferries in public hands