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Labor union furious with UK government's continued use of P&O Ferries

The company’s mass layoffs led the British state to annul a contract P&O Ferries. Now it turns out the government is in certain cases still using the controversial operator, stoking labor union ire.

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P&O Ferries continues to enjoy the British government’s patronage, even though the UK’s transportation ministry canceled a contract with the contentious ferry operator in the wake of illegal mass layoffs leaving almost 800 people unemployed.

Back in March when the company dismissed so many personnel to replace them with cheaper labor force from abroad, the government directed grating criticism at P&O, accused of acting like pirates.

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