Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) wins training award.

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Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has won an award for its support for trade union-led training in the workplace.

Award presentation

CalMac receives Scottish Union Learning award

CalMac Managing Director Martin Dorchester said: “CalMac is very proud of its record for encouraging & supporting staff in developing their skills & expertise, so it is very gratifying to receive this award from Scottish Union Learning.”

The award, from Scottish Union Learning in the Highlands and Islands, was presented to the company at an awards dinner held in Inverness (on March 19) to celebrate 10 years of union-led learning in the Highlands and Islands.

It was accepted on behalf of CalMac by the Managing Director of David MacBrayne (HR) UK Ltd, Wendy Allardes.

Scottish Union Learning supports trade unions in accessing skills and lifelong learning opportunities for workers across Scotland.

CalMac Managing Director Martin Dorchester said: “CalMac is very proud of its record for encouraging and supporting staff, whether shore-based or at sea, in developing their skills and expertise, so it is very gratifying to receive this award from Scottish Union Learning. It also highlights the valuable role CalMac plays in the life of the Highlands and Islands that goes beyond delivering essential ferry services.”

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Notes to Editors

1.Further information about Caledonian MacBrayne is available at http://www.calmac.co.uk.

2.Scottish Union Learning (SUL) is part of the STUC, which first established a union learning office in Inverness in 2003, with a dedicated staff member to support unions develop union-led learning in the Highlands and Islands.

Further information about Scottish Union Learning is available at http://www.scottishunionlearning.com or Pam Urquhart, Development Officer, SUL
Tel: 01463 248 905

3. Caledonian MacBrayne and CalMac are trading names of CalMac Ferries Ltd (CFL). These names are used under licence from Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL). The lion rampant device is used by CFL with the permission of CMAL.

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