P&O Ferries dodges criminal proceedings for mass sackings

Monday, 22 Aug, 2022 0

P&O Ferries has escaped legal action for abruptly sacking 800 workers.

It laid off workers without notice to hire low wage agency staff causing outrage with ministers, trade unions and the public.

Even though its boss admitted to MPs they had broken the law no action will be taken.

After being ordered to investigate, the Insolvency Service now says there is ‘no realistic prospect of a conviction’.

It comes as P&O Ferries’ parent DP World posted record profits.

The decision outraged union Nautilus International

“This is a deeply disappointing decision and will be met with frustration and anger by the seafarers and their families who were so cruelly discarded by P&O Ferries,” said General Secretary Mark Dickinson said

“Only one day after P&O Ferries parent company announced record profits, we are further let down by a system that fails to punish apparent criminal corporatism.”

“The message is clear, P&O Ferries must be held properly accountable for their disgraceful.”

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