The culture of management at P&O has been criticised by more than 50 workers at the transport and logistics company.
A conference of P&O staff affiliated to the T&G union attacked the company for its terms and conditions, its poor consultation record and questioned its commitment to negotiations.
Ron Webb, T&G national secretary, said, “The T&G convened this conference at the request of the shop stewards themselves. While we are seeking a modern style of industrial relations, including constructive dialogue and a collective commitment to the success of the company, P&O’s management is operating like it was still the 1980s.”
The T&G union is seeking discussions with P&O management to discuss the issues.
By Karen Higginbottom