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SCMU fears NFC denationalization

2nd April 1971, Page 23
2nd April 1971
Page 23
Page 23, 2nd April 1971 — SCMU fears NFC denationalization
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• A warning that lucrative sections of the National Freight Corporation, which has assets of £80m, are to be denationalized was given by Mr Alex Kitson, general secretary of the Scottish Commercial Motormen's Union, to the biennial conference of the union at Dumfries last week.

He also warned that under the Government's proposals unprofitable sections of the NFC would be closed down despite social considerations: this could leave remote areas like Campbeltown isolated.

Mr Kitson was urging that the next Labour Government should renationalize --without a penny compensation—all sections of the public sector which the Conservatives had by then handed over to private enterprise. An emergency resolution to this effect was carried with only one delegate in opposition.

Mr Kitson said that if Labour agreed to this it would mean that the Tories would never again interfere with nationalization. In

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