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UK says it plans to change law to prevent P&O Ferries sackings

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UK says it plans to change law to prevent P&O Ferries sackings
UK says it plans to change law to prevent P&O Ferries sackings   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

LONDON – British transport minister Grant Shapps said on Monday he would introduce a new package of measures to prevent P&O ferries continuing with its shock decision to fire 800 workers without notice in favour of cheaper staff.

“I intend to block the outcome that P&O Ferries has pursued, including paying workers less than the minimum wage,” Shapps said in a letter to P&O Ferries Chief Executive, which he posted on Twitter.

“With the above in mind, you have one further opportunity to reverse this decision by immediately offering all 800 workers their jobs back on their previous terms, conditions and wages.”