P&O Ferries

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TUC seeks changes to draft law to help seafarers after P&O Ferries scandal
Sacking of nearly 800 crew in favour of low-paid agency workers in March led to calls for loopholes to be closed in seafarers’ wages bill

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

11, Dec, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Travellers face six-hour delays at UK border control in Calais
Ferry operators apologise as photos show queues of cars filled with families trying to reach Dover

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

04, Sep, 2022 @12:39 PM

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P&O Ferries owner reports record-breaking profits after mass sacking
DP World called ‘corporate gangster’ after announcing half-year profits of £600m

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

18, Aug, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Rail strikes show Tories have moved on since promises to defend workers’ rights
Analysis: New laws aim to make it easier for firms to use agency workers to break strikes, tilting the balance of power towards employers

Jasper Jolly

23, Jun, 2022 @3:29 PM

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Home Office cancels Border Force contract with P&O Ferries after mass sackings
Agreement to provide contingency travel services terminated over layoffs of nearly 800 seafarers

Harry Taylor

30, May, 2022 @10:52 PM

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TUC chief calls for directors of P&O Ferries to be disqualified
Francis O’Grady writes to Insolvency Service, which is investigating the sacking of almost 800 crew

Jasper Jolly

22, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Do we need a worldwide minimum wage? We ask an expert
Economic anthropologist Jason Hickel considers the idea that, as businesses become more global, workers’ rights should, too

Coco Khan

13, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Ports and unions criticise Shapps’ plan for law on seafarers’ minimum wage
Legislation announced in Queen’s Speech in response to P&O Ferries’ sacking of 800 crew

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

10, May, 2022 @1:59 PM

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Government accused of betraying workers as employment bill is sidelined
Employment rights reforms are not expected to be included in the Queen’s speech next week

Sarah Butler

05, May, 2022 @6:01 PM

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P&O Ferries ship left stranded in Irish Sea for two hours after breakdown
Mechanical failure blamed after European Causeway lost power on way from Scotland to Northern Ireland

Joanna Partridge

26, Apr, 2022 @3:49 PM

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Unions call for P&O Ferries boycott for allegedly paying staff less than minimum wage
RMT says workers were paid £4.35 an hour, while P&O blames ‘administrative misunderstanding’

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

25, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Grime, chips, tea, and fresh air. There's nowt fancy about ferries, and that's why I love them | Adrian Chiles
On a trip to the Isle of Man, I marvelled once again at the joy of being aboard a boat, which I’d take over flying or the Channel tunnel any time, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

20, Apr, 2022 @12:32 PM

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