DP World praises P&O Ferries after layoff of 800 employees

The mass sacking in March was necessary – otherwise P&O Ferries would not have survived, says chief executive of the much-debated ferry operator’s owner, DP World.

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In March, the management of P&O Ferries had to choose whether to fire 800 employees – or shut down the ailing company.

Such was the graveness of the situation, according to the chief executive of P&O’s owner, DP World, when the ferry operator in March caused a political outcry in the UK following the mass layoff of employees in order to replace them with cheaper, foreign labor.

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