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Originally posted by croydon proud

Get rid of workers rights and this is what you get unfortunately, oh well,you get what you vote for!No workers rights now, zero hour contracts, sack 800 on the ferry with coach loads of agency staff ready to step in, its a CON by the CONS, but hey ho, we have democracy!

It's nothing to do with the Conservatives, nor indeed with any current or previous UK government. As someone else has pointed out, the ferry company is based in Dubai. The contracts of employment are with a company registered in Jersey - typical arrangements in the maritime industry according to Simon Calder, the travel correspondent for The Independent.

 


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Originally posted by Jimenez

Not sure on the legalities? But surely the government should be telling P&O that if they proceed with these sackings they'll remove their franchise/licence (or whatever)

You're not sure and then you are sure, 5 words later.

 


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Originally posted by YT

It's nothing to do with the Conservatives, nor indeed with any current or previous UK government. As someone else has pointed out, the ferry company is based in Dubai. The contracts of employment are with a company registered in Jersey - typical arrangements in the maritime industry according to Simon Calder, the travel correspondent for The Independent.

Nah, it's easier to blame the Tories.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 18 Mar 22 8.25am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I feel sorry the the P&O staff unfortunately this is on a par with cruise ships which used to be staffed by UK Merchant Seaman / women my friend being one of them.

Today most ships are run mainly by Filipino's and they earn 7 a day (I kid you not) so next time you take a cruise be nice to them.

For balance the other side of work DVLA (Nice work if you can get it)

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Originally posted by Badger11

I feel sorry the the P&O staff unfortunately this is on a par with cruise ships which used to be staffed by UK Merchant Seaman / women my friend being one of them.

Today most ships are run mainly by Filipino's and they earn 7 a day (I kid you not) so next time you take a cruise be nice to them.

For balance the other side of work DVLA (Nice work if you can get it)

[Link]

Oh my lord staff not being able to work during COVID epidemic now there is a shocker!

If it was not safe for them to be in an office and they could not work from home what else would you suggest? We sack them all?

 

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Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

Oh my lord staff not being able to work during COVID epidemic now there is a shocker!

If it was not safe for them to be in an office and they could not work from home what else would you suggest? We sack them all?

And yet the vulnerable staff seemed to get out and about okay.

The DVLA is a cesspit of bad managers and strike happy staff.

Edited by Badger11 (18 Mar 2022 9.18am)

 


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View Grumbles's Profile Grumbles 18 Mar 22 9.46am Send a Private Message to Grumbles Add Grumbles as a friend

I thought Brexit was suppose to protect British workers jobs from foreign labour..

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 18 Mar 22 10.17am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

For most companies the cost of labour will be among the top 3 highest amounts on the list of expenditures, if your direct competitors are doing the same job / offering the same service for less money ( & the savings can be directly attributable to lower labour costs) to a point where not only are you uncompetitive its driving you out of business then you have a choice to make.

Originally posted by Grumbles

I thought Brexit was suppose to protect British workers jobs from foreign labour..

 

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View Grumbles's Profile Grumbles 18 Mar 22 10.25am Send a Private Message to Grumbles Add Grumbles as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

For most companies the cost of labour will be among the top 3 highest amounts on the list of expenditures, if your direct competitors are doing the same job / offering the same service for less money ( & the savings can be directly attributable to lower labour costs) to a point where not only are you uncompetitive its driving you out of business then you have a choice to make.


Ah Globalisation.

 

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Unfortunately so -


Originally posted by Grumbles

Ah Globalisation.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 18 Mar 22 10.35am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Where they'll lose is I won't use P & O after this and I do get the odd ferry. I doubt I'm the only one.

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 18 Mar 22 10.47am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

Absolutely right - ASCPFC - Vote with your feet.

Although I feel that with so many big news stories in the world these days (almost every day there is a story in the news that grips your attention) that the public at large move quickly on to the next story / situation & quickly forget about how enraged they were about something that happened just a few months ago.

We almost now live in a continual shock, horror & repeat news cycle.

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Where they'll lose is I won't use P & O after this and I do get the odd ferry. I doubt I'm the only one.

 

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