Shock P&O job cuts 'another shameful day' for company

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​​​​​​​GMB Union says today’s shock job cuts announcement by P&O is another shameful day for the company.

P&O has announced changes to its management structure expected to result it up to 60 job loses.

The affected roles are based in Dover, where GMB has hundreds of members.

Frank Macklin, GMB Regional Organiser said:

“This is another shameful day for P&O management.

“P&O should be preparing for a new dawn and era as it welcomes its newest vessel into service.

“GMB members have out in the hard yards ensuring P&O continues to operate despite the best efforts of its senior management team who lead the company from one crisis to another

“This is how they are thanked.

"GMB we're given no meaningful notice of these plans and basically found out at the same time as staff.

"We are seeking urgent talks with management to discuss these proposals.

“However, given P&O managements track record, I doubt whether these talks will be either meaningful or productive.

“GMB are committed to doing everything that we can to protect as many jobs as we can.”