Press Release

SIPTU rally in support of sacked P&O Ferries workers on Saturday in Dublin Port

Date Released: 24 March 2022

SIPTU members will demonstrate their support for the 800 P&O Ferries workers, who were sacked without notice last week, with a protest outside the transport company’s offices at Terminal 3 North Quay Extension, Dublin Port, at 12 noon on Saturday, 26th March.

SIPTU Organiser, Jim McVeigh, said: “The behaviour of P&O Ferries towards its workers with their sudden mass sacking last week is completely unacceptable. This company must be made realise it cannot treat workers as disposable items rather than as human beings. It is despicable behaviour and is strongly condemned by SIPTU members. Another shocking aspect to this situation is that these staff have been sacked in order to be replaced by workers who are, according to reports, being paid less than £2 an hour.”

He added: “An injury to one surely is a concern to all, so we are calling on other trade unionists and the public to join the SIPTU protest. The protest is in solidarity with similar rallies in Ireland and across the UK which are being organised by the RMT trade union.”


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