P&O Ferries has sent 1,000 employees home

Ferry operator P&O Ferries has suspended passenger transport and sent 1,100 employees on furlough last week, with wage compensation.

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The corona crisis has made ferry operator P&O Ferries halt passenger transport and send a great deal of employees home on furlough with wage compensation.

A total of 1,100 employees were furloughed last week by way of pay compensation schemes, through which the UK government covers 80 percent of staff salaries, while P&O Ferries contributes the remaining part. Other countries have "similar schemes," the carrier writes in a statement issued last week.

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