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Protesters at Port of Liverpool Block Entrance Over P&O Ferries Sacked Workers

24th March 2022
Protesters blocked the entrance to the Port of Liverpool. According to the National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers (RMT) demonstrations also took place in Cairnryan and Dover and will continue in Larne tomorrow, Friday and at Dover, Hull and Liverpool on Saturday. Protesters blocked the entrance to the Port of Liverpool. According to the National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers (RMT) demonstrations also took place in Cairnryan and Dover and will continue in Larne tomorrow, Friday and at Dover, Hull and Liverpool on Saturday. Credit: RMT-twitter

Protestors at the Port of Liverpool against P&O Ferries' decision to sack 800 seafaring workers have been moved by police from the entrance of the Merseyside port.

About 40 demonstrators blocked the road leading to the port, where P&O operates a Liverpool to Dublin service yesterday morning. 

Protesters shouted "P&O, shame on you" before they were moved on by police.

It comes after the company announced on Thursday that 800 staff were being sacked immediately.

The protest, organised by the Rail, Maritime & Transport (RMT) union, caused a tailback of lorries heading into the port.

BBC News reports more on the port protest over the sackings of workers who according to ITV News will be compensented by P&O in a £36.5m package. 

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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