UNION leaders have warned the company which has taken over ferry services to Orkney and Shetland that they could be on a collision course over terms and conditions for staff and potential job losses.
Serco, which takes over from the publicly owned NorthLink Ferries, won the £243 million six-year Northern Isles ferry contract in May and began operating the service yesterday.
Managing director, Stuart Garrett, who was in Aberdeen yesterday to meet passengers as he took up his new post, said: "Serco will offer a local service led by a locally based management team. The safety, quality and reliability of the service is my main motivation."
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