The company announced the dismissal of 800 employees on Thursday.
Demonstrations by sailors, fiery political statements and government concern: The dismissal of 800 workers in the United Kingdom by shipping company P&O Ferry, announced a day earlier, continued to rock the country on Friday. Transportation Minister Grant Shapps said his “Shock and (him) disappointed at the insensitive and harsh behaviorReserved by P&O for its employees,Rejected via pre-recorded Zoom video, with only 30 minutes’ notice,This is no way to treat employees in the 21st century.“, he noted at a convention of the Conservative Party in Blackpool (England’s west coast).
Protests were taking place across the country on Friday at the ports of Dover, Liverpool and Hull. ,save our sailors,Prevent job reverse engineering in P&O” or “oppose all job cuts“May we read on the signs of the protesters gathered under the white cliffs of Dover.
A day earlier, images of handcuffed security guards boarding the company’s ships to remove sailors had sparked outrage, and unions on Friday called for continuing action against dismissals deemed unlawful, particularly for the company. through exclusion. P&O, which exclusively provides the relationship between Calais and Dover, assured that “Being alive“Company Depends”rapid and significant change,
Government “takes this problem very seriously”
This subsidiary of DP World, a port operator based in Dubai, has been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastation of tourism and international travel. Government “take this issue very seriously“This shows that such behavior can only be tolerated,” a Downing Street spokesman assured Friday.in extreme circumstancesand provided that all other solutions, including negotiations, have failed.
,We don’t believe this is the case for P&O employees.” And “We are watching the company’s operations very closely to see if they have acted within the rulesThe same source said, adding that the executive would then decide on possible actions. P&O Feries had already announced the redundancy of about 1,100 people as part of plans to form the company in May 2020.viable and durablein the face of the pandemic and therefore nearly halved its workforce in about two years. The company on Thursday announced suspension of all its connections for several days.
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