24 March 2022
RMT Press Office:
RMT calls for Government to issue immediate injunction to prevent P&O ships from sailing and to ensure reinstatement of sacked workers as MPs are told of widespread law breaking.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said:
"In light of evidence given today by lawyers to MPs, that there have been multiple breaches of the law and the admission of the P&O Chief Executive Peter Hebblethwaite, that the company not only broke the law but would do it again, we are calling for the government to issue a immediate injunction to prevent the ships sailing and reinstate the sacked workers.
"This should include the government seizing control of the ships if necessary.
"We are also calling for the immediate disqualification of Peter Hebblethwaite as a Director after he admitted the company broke the law and would do it again."