P&O Ferries makes 800 redundancies and cancels services for next few days

By Lisa James
17/03/2022
Home » P&O Ferries makes 800 redundancies and cancels services for next few days

Services on P&O Ferries have been cancelled over the next few days and 800 seafaring staff have been made redundant.

Earlier this morning, the ferry company said operations were being temporarily suspended until an announcement was made later in the day.

Passengers on the Dover-Calais route have been told to ‘arrive as booked’ and to make their way to the DFDS check-in area.

People travelling on the other sailings, such as the Larne-Cairnryan route have been told not to travel today unless essential. P&O Ferries said it is trying to organise travel via an alternative operator.

Union RMP claims crew members are being replaced with foreign labour.

Crew members were told they had lost their jobs via video message.

In a statement P&O Ferries said: “In its current state, P&O Ferries is not a viable business. We have made a £100m loss year on year, which has been covered by our parent DP World.

“This is not sustainable. Without these changes there is no future for P&O Ferries.”

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted to say he was concerned about the situation and is ‘working to minimise disruption’.

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