By Richard Wright
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
UNION representatives on the Isle of Wight will meet with MP Andrew Turner on Friday to ask him to put pressure on the government over cross-Solent travel concerns.
The Isle of Wight Trades Union Congress want Mr Turner, who has pledged to support the campaign for ferry service improvements and fare reductions, to arrange meetings with the transport minister and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Isle of Wight TUC spokesman Steve Butler said: "We want all interested groups to meet the minister to discuss the urgent situation of the ferries and their effect on Island people and the Isle of Wight economy."
It follows an announcement yesterday that the Isle of Wight Council is to consider a motion calling for government intervention in Solent travel issues.
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by Neil Rogers
10th January 2013, at 09:05:01
John, you should expect Mr Turner & "PtP" aka Part-time Pugh... to be your new best friends .. as they are only really interested in being re elected ... but !! in my opinion .. Mr Turner has an opportunity to " gain kudos " from putting heart and soul into supporting the island and help deliver the fit for purpose, ferry service/transportation links the Islanders need and truly deserve .. I do sympathise with operational staff at Wightlink, who I am told are very demotivated by the situation and because they are at the "coalface" and have to face the brunt of mismanagement situation. Paasengers do know it's the "suits" and not them .. that are letting current and future customers down ..
by John Lennon
9th January 2013, at 21:48:31
According to a letter I received from Mr Turnip regarding the ferry crossings, he didn't seem to want to know. That was just before christmas. What's changed his mind I wonder? Is there an election coming up?
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