Unite, the UK’s leading union, has described the announcement that P&O Ferries is to terminate its service between Liverpool and Dublin as a historic loss.

The company said today (Tuesday 22 August) that the historic service will cease to function by the end of this year.

Unite will now be ensuring that its 30 plus members who are employed at Liverpool docks, servicing the ferries, are fully compensated.

Unite national officer Bobby Morton said: “This is an important ferry service and its loss will be a huge blow to the people of Liverpool and Dublin.”

 “Unite will now ensure that the affected workers are fully compensated for being made redundant and will also be providing assistance with finding them appropriate new employment opportunities.”


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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.