P&O Ferries protest planned in Hull on Friday against ‘jobs…

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P&O Ferries protest planned in Hull on Friday against ‘jobs…

P&O Ferries protest planned in Hull on Friday against ‘jobs massacre’
2022-03-17 18:18:00
A trade union protest has been planned to take place on Friday in Hull against the sudden immediate sacking of staff by P&O Ferries. P&O abruptly suspended its scheduled services on Thursday morning, including its Hull to Rotterdam route, ahead of a “major announcement”. It has since emerged that services are suspended “for the next few days” and 800 staff have been sacked with immediate effect with the company bringing in foreign agency staff in their place. Neither RMT, the union which represents the crew on P&O Ferries, nor the union Nautilus, which represents the interests of officers, had been consulted beforehand. The move was announced to stunned staff in a pre-recorded video at 11am. Read more: P&O Ferries sacks 800 staff by video – in this shocking pre-recorded message to staff on ships There have been sit-ins by staff on board ferries, including The Pride of Hull, currently docked at Hull Port. Both RMT and Nautilus have supported their members' sit-ins, though the stand-off in Hull ended on Thursday afternoon. The sacked staff left the ship at about 4.30pm, with their agency staff replacements and security reportedly moving on board the Pride of Hull in their place. RMT have now called for three separate demonstrations on Friday against the redundancies, including one event in Hull. The P&O ferry Pride of Hull in the Port of Hull – a protest organised by the RMT union against the sud

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