Government terminates contract with P&O Ferries over mass sackings

The Government has terminated a “one-of-a-kind” agreement with P&O Ferries in response to the firm’s “unacceptable” sacking of nearly 800 seafarers without notice.The Home Office announced on Monday evening that the P&O arrangement with the Border Force agency would come to an end with “immediate effect”.It comes after the Department for Transport (DfT) reviewed links with the firm in light of the mass sacking.The DfT said the review has concluded, with the only contract identified with P&O Ferries being wound up.

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