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P&O’s Major Profit Intake Despite Unlawful Sacking of Workers

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

On 17 March 2022, shipping company P&O Ferries discharged 800 members of its shipping staff from various ports. The termination of employment, which came swiftly and "with immediate effect", understandably shocked many employees, causing P&O to be heavily rebuked.

Overall, despite their controversial means of sacking and managing to amass a 51.8% spike in profit in the process, the lack of fair notice given per contractual terms and violation of trade union regulations have provided grounds for P&O's investigation.


Written by Anna Wilkie





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