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24 June 2020
P&O Ferries wants to cut 734 jobs in Dover and 122 jobs in Hull after a severe downturn in demand
27 May 2020
P&O Ferries has announced plans to cut 734 jobs in Dover and 122 jobs in Hull after it reported a severe downturn in demand, writes Eric Segal, Kent Socialist Party.
9 January 2019
The scandal of low pay by profiteering shipping lines is being fought by a sustained campaign of the RMT transport union
8 March 2017
Thirty years ago, 193 passengers and crew drowned off the coast of Belgium after P&O's Herald of Free Enterprise car ferry capsized. One of the dead was seafarer and Militant (forerunner of the Socialist) supporter Geoff Haney.
24 June 2015
RMT members who work for CalMac ferries in Scotland have voted by a 90% majority to take industrial action over threats to pensions, jobs and working conditions
16 July 2014
Support the struggle against poverty pay on Condor Ferries, paying £2.30 an hour to Ukrainian crew, with the connivance of Portsmouth city councillors who refuse to lift a finger against this outrage
26 February 2014
A solidarity demonstration organised by the transport union RMT took place at Portsmouth ferry terminal on 18 February to support striking deck crew who had organised a sit-in on board the Condor Ferry 'Rapide' in St Malo, writes Nick Chaffey.
24 February 2014
A solidarity demonstration organised by the RMT took place at Portsmouth ferry terminal on Tuesday to support striking deck-crew organising a sit-in on board the Condor ferry "Rapide" in St Malo
22 August 2012
Banners and flags were caught in the early Saturday morning breeze at Portsmouth Ferry Port on 18 August. The chant was "low pay, no way" in the second protest outside the port, writes Nick Pollard.
30 July 2012
Quay assistants at the centre of the 'new contract' dispute at Portsmouth International Port have voted to accept a deal that will see all staff moved onto the superior 'old' contract and all overtime after midnight will be worked on a voluntary basis...
23 July 2012
To the sounds of the Pompey chimes, over 40 trade unionists and socialists protested against exploitation of seafarers by Condor Ferries
18 July 2012
The RMT in Portsmouth and Southampton is campaigning against the exploitation of foreign seafarers by Condor Ferries, and Unite is balloting for action against council cuts to the contracts of quay assistants
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