RMT responds to government terminating contract with P&O

RMT responds to government terminating contract with P&O

31 May 2022

RMT Press Office:

Maritime union welcomes overdue step.

The government has cancelled a contract with P&O Ferries after it sacked nearly 800 staff without notice in March.
Reacting to the news, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "This decision to terminate the Border Force’s contract with P&O is an overdue but welcome step.
"However, despite the Government’s anger and condemnation of the attack on my members’ jobs, P&O continues to pay inexperienced crew well below the minimum wage on contracts that demand dangerously long hours.
 "The real solution to the crisis at P&O is for the government to impound P&O’s ships, take these critical maritime services out of the control of DP World and operate them in the public sector.
"Only then can we guarantee safe ferry services that employ UK resident seafarers on conditions that reflect the UK economy and not shipowners’ insatiable demand for profit."

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