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Companies Offer to Help P&O Ferries Staff

Companies Offer to Help P&O Ferries Staff
22 March 2022 | Updated 28 March 2022

To help former employees of P&O ferries, companies and individuals are posting offers of job support on social media.

This includes job offers, support with CVs and training opportunities.

P&O Ferries, owned by Dubai-based DP World, sacked around 800 seafarers via Zoom on 17 March 2022. The workers were told that it would be their “last day of work”.

Trade Union RMT states that replacement crews have been transported to all affected locations with crews recruited by Clyde Marine and other crewing agencies.

Under the Trade Union & Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA), The Secretary of State should have received notification of these redundancies from P&O Ferries. However, in a letter to the CEO of P&O Ferries, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng wrote that the company had failed to follow this process.

The letter states that there are clear rules around the processes that employers must follow if they are making large groups of staff redundant. These include carrying out consultation with trade union or elected employee representatives and notifying, in advance of these consultations, the Secretary of State via the Insolvency Service and the Redundancy Payment Service. Failure to meet the notification obligation is a criminal offence and can lead to an unlimited fine.


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Picture: a photograph of a P&O ferry at sea. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 22 March 2022


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