P&O ferry staff face job losses and route closures

giant P&O is axeing
1,200 UK
ferry jobs, and closing four ferry routes.

company says it is to reduce costs, and the majority of jobs will go at Dover
and Portsmouth.
It is blaming competition from budget airlines and the Eurotunnel train service for a fall in profits.

leaders complained earlier that they had not been consulted about the cuts.

general secretary Bob Crow said: "We found out that we were being
consulted over the possibility of job cuts when we read about it in the media.
It is no use consulting us after a decision has been taken."

union has warned P&O to expect industrial action if there are compulsory

By Mike Berry




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