Two-thirds of ferry services suspended as Calmac strike begins
RMT general secretary criticises SNP Trade Union Group for not explicitly backing the strike
TWO-THIRDS of ferry services on the West coast of Scotland have been shut down as workers in the RMT union went out on strike from midnight.
About half of CalMac's 14,000 staff are in the union, and the strike follows a two-day work to rule.
Management at CalMac say 40 per cent of passenger capacity will run as normal, with nine of 27 services still running.