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Two years on – still fighting P&O sackings

27 March 2024

Protests continue against the notorious P&O Ferries sackings two years ago. Unions are calling for changes to prevent any repeat, but the government isn’t taking effective action.

Cruise operator withdraws conditions threat

1 December 2023

Cruise operator Carnival quickly withdrew an apparent threat to fire and rehire over 900 maritime professionals. After urgent negotiations with their union, the company confirmed it will not do so.

Liverpool dock strike enters second phase

7 October 2022

Over 560 dockers at the Port of Liverpool have just completed the first two-week planned phase of their strike action over pay and conditions. Now more workers are set to join in with fresh action from 11 to 17 October.

Liverpool dock strikes imminent

17 August 2022

Liverpool port workers are preparing to start strikes after an inadequate pay offer. A ballot of Unite members overwhelmingly supported taking action.

Red Funnel workers in dispute

15 August 2022

Ferry Workers on Red Funnel Isle of Wight routes are fighting for better pay with a series strikes throughout August.

P&O – ferry workers rally to the fight

21 April 2022

Trade unions representing workers sacked by P&O Ferries continue their fight the sackings with a series of rallies at ports around the country and outside the offices of P&O’s Dubai-owned parent company.

P&O Ferries: stand and fight is the only option

19 March 2022

P&O Ferries sacked 800 British crew from its ferries on Wednesday 17 March. The response from workers was immediate and clear. Demonstrations are happening around British ports. Unions are taking the fight to the company.

A proper merchant navy - or face 'strangulation'

19 October 2016

After decades of decline in the number of British-registered vessels, Britain’s merchant navy is becoming so depleted that our economy could be held to ransom by other nations with stronger shipping industries, according to Nautilus, the maritime union.