22 August 2023
RMT Press Office:
Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary said: “P&O Ferries said they unlawfully sacked nearly 800 seafarers to protect jobs elsewhere in their UK operation.
"This latest attack on maritime jobs and skills proves that Tory Ministers were wrong to believe P&O Ferries and its CEO Peter Hebblethwaite.
"He along with his senior management team, have shown that they are not only prepared to break employment law in order to please their owners in Dubai but that they cannot be trusted to operate economically vital ro-pax ferry services, blaming everyone else but themselves for their abject failures.
"The British government should scrap any shipping contracts they have with P&O and begin the process of banning them from operating in UK waters, as a matter of urgency."