17 Mar 2022

CEO sacks 800 staff from P&O Ferries in video call

“Your last day of employment is today” – sacked, in an instant and over Zoom.

Eight hundred seafaring crew at P&O Ferries.

Perhaps their only inkling something was wrong, came when they were told to return to port.

The actual announcement, delivered in a matter of minutes, left them reeling.

On land, van loads of cheaper agency staff were waiting to replace them.

The company said they had no choice after suffering multi-million pound losses.

The government called the tactics “completely unacceptable”.