14 April 2022
RMT Press Office
Fight for justice continues for P&O workers with further protests next week as company actions unleash Easter chaos
MARITIME UNION RMT will be keeping up the pressure on P&O with further protests next week over the mass sacking of 800 of the company’s seafarers.
Demonstrations are taking place:
• Organised by RMT in Dover on Tuesday 19th April at 2pm at Maritime House Snargate Street, Dover CT17 9BZ
• Organised by the ITF in London outside the offices of DP World on Thursday 21st April (in the afternoon time TBC) 16 Palace Street London SW1E 5JQ UK
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
“The protests next week in Dover and London are part of the campaign that is being built to fight back against the shocking assault on UK seafarer jobs and employment rights that the recent P&O sackings represent.
"The contempt that the company have for both staff and passengers alike is underlined by the Easter travel chaos at UK ports that their illegal actions have unleashed.
“We are gathering support from all political parties, passengers, commercial hauliers the wider trade union movement, and businesses across the supply chain in this continuing battle for justice.
“The union’s Fair Ferries campaign is fighting to ensure that the ruthless behaviour of P&O cannot happen again in the maritime industry or anywhere else.”