Trade unions protest P&O Ferries at Cairnryan

Trade unions stepped up their campaign for justice against the mass sackings of 800 seafarers by P&O Ferries with a protest at Cairnryan port last week.

By Brian Yule
Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 4:57 pm
Trade union activists blockading the entrance of Cairnryan port

The demonstrators blockaded the port for two hours as nothing got in or out, with a 61-year-old haulier charged with road traffic offences after trying to force his way in.

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RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The protest at Cairnryan displayed the full frustration and sense of injustice felt not only by sacked P&O Ferries workers but also that of the wider community.

"Until all P&O ships are impounded and brought under government control, protests and demonstrations will continue."