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P&O agency worker walks off after finding out they were replacing sacked staff
2022-03-18 11:55:00
An agency worker drafted in to replace sacked P&O staff says he walked off after realising what was happening. Agency worker Mark Canet-Baldwin, from East Yorkshire, has revealed the shocking cloak and dagger approach taken by the ferry company with plans put in place more than a week ago. Crew members were sent a pre-recorded video message at around 11am on Thursday, informing them that massive financial losses had created an “unviable” situation at the company and that they would be losing their jobs with immediate effect. They were told they would be replaced immediately by cheaper agency staff, brought in from continental Europe. It is believed 800 staff members are affected. Read more: P&O Ferries staff wake up jobless and facing uncertain future after chaotic and cold-hearted jobs cull But Mark revealed he and other agency staff had no idea they were being drafted in to replace the sacked workers. In an interview on BBC Radio Humberside on Friday, he explained how he travelled to Glasgow on Monday after being told he would be crewing a ‘new’ ship. “This all started a week ago and got in touch with an agency on Facebook,” he said. “It sounded very exciting with a new ship needing a full new crew. “I was successful and got the job of on board services manager which means I run the restaurants and bars. They said could I be in Glasgow on Monday and I said fine. I asked them what was the name of the ship and where is it sailing to and from but they said they could not give me that information.” Unions and politicians have condemned the mass dismissal (Image: PA) But Mark started to become concerned when they were not being told any details of the new job. “This is where it all gets a bit eschew,” he said. “Normally, that wouldn’t happen. We thought being a brand new ship they want to give us some kind of hurrah and we were excited. “It was an all-British crew except for me being an Aussie. Nobody had any idea what was going on. We asked the

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