P&O bullying

P&O bullying

22 March 2022

RMT Press Office:

RMT exposes the bullying truth behind P&O "staff package".

Maritime Union RMT tonight slammed what it described as a "disgusting statement" from P&O Ferries trying to justify one of the most shameful acts by any employer in recent history

Sacked seafarers have been basically told that if they don’t sign up to be gagged by a non-disclosure agreements you not only lose your job you lose money as well. This is from an organisation which has received millions from the taxpayer to support furlough payments and whose parent company DP world paid out vast sums in dividends last year

General Secretary Mick Lynch said;

"These are the actions of a bully trying to maximise profits by sacking workers and replacing them with agency staff below the minimum wage.

"The detail of what the company are imposing is not new. The 2.5 weeks is what we have negotiated in the past with P&O.

"The pay in lieu of notice is not compensation, it is just a payment staff are contractually entitled to as there was no notice given.

"The way that the package has been structured is pure blackmail and threats– that if staff do not sign up and give away their jobs and their legal right to take the company to an employment tribunal they will receive a fraction of the amount put to them.

"The actions of P&O demonstrate the weakness of employment law and protections in the UK. P&O have flagrantly breached the law and abandoned any standards of workplace decency. They have ripped away the jobs, careers and pensions of our members and thrown the on the dole with the threat that if they do not sign up and give away their rights they will lose many thousands of pounds in payments.

"This is totally unacceptable and RMT will continue to campaign for our members to be reinstated at P&O and for better employment laws to protect all British workers.‎"

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