P&O Ferries have announced plans to make 1,100 jobs redundant to make the business “viable and sustainable.”
A quarter of the workforce risk losing their jobs under the proposal as the company said it vital that “P&O Ferries get through Covid-19.”
A spokesman for P&O Ferries said: “Since the beginning of the crisis, P&O Ferries has been working with its stakeholders to address the impact of the loss of the passenger business.
“It is now clear that right-sizing the business is necessary to create a viable and sustainable P&O Ferries to get through Covid-19.
“Regrettably, therefore, due to the reduced number of vessels we are operating and the ongoing downturn in business, we are beginning consultation proceedings with a proposal to make around 1,100 of our colleagues redundant.”