28 April 2022
RMT Press Office:
RMT members and other trades unionists will step up their campaign for justice against mass sackings at the ferry operator with a protest at Cairnryan port on Friday.
Demonstrators will be encouraging passengers not to use the ferries as part of the union's "Boycott P&O" campaign.
Following the unlawful sacking of 800 staff in March, P&O has been embroiled in a series of safety violations on their ferries and has used agency labour, paying foreign workers less than £4 an hour in some cases.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The protest at Cairnryan will display the full frustration and sense of injustice felt not only by sacked P&O workers but also that of the wider community
"Until all P&O ships are impounded and brought under government control, protests and demonstrations outside of ports across the UK will continue."
The protest will take place from 2pm on Friday 29 April at Cairnryan, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 8RF Scotland.