P&O Ferries has sacked 800 staff with immediate effect after making a £100m loss year-on-year. The ferry operator apologised for the significant disruption across its services as it made the drastic move, saying there was no future for the business without the job cuts. The RMT union said it was “deeply disturbed” by the development, as well as speculation that P&O was planning to replace the workers with foreign labour. It urged its members to stay on board vessels after […]
Unite is warning of a UK beer drought as over 1,000 drivers and warehouse staff at XPO Logistics Drinks threaten strike action in response to a “paltry” pay offer of 1.4%.
Granting European lorry drivers temporary visas to help plug the HGV driver shortage would be nothing more than a sticking plaster, Unite warned this week.