A dispute between workers and management at Irish Ferries has escalated with employees threatening to turn away a passenger vessel due to arrive on Monday.Two ships remain stranded in Welsh ports as Irish crew members demand the removal of security personnel and foreign workers. A number of officers are said to have barricaded themselves inside the control room of one ferry.The crisis erupted Thursday when security staff and dozens of agency workers from Latvia and a number of other Eastern European countries boarded one of the ships still stranded in Wales. The row centres on an Irish Ferries decision to go ahead with a controversial policy of outsourcing jobs to workers from eastern Europe. The company has been forced to cancel all bookings on the Irish Sea.
Irish ferry dispute intensifies