UK considers banning ferries not paying the national minimum wage from docking in British ports
In a response to the mass dismissal of workers on board P&O ferries, the UK government intends to change its policy on minimum wage for ferry workers
Following the decision taken by P&O ferries to dismiss 786 workers without notice and without notifying trade unions, the UK government intends to introduce legislation banning ferries that don’t pay their workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW) from docking at British ports. This would mean that all ferry staff working in and out of British ports, and when in UK waters, will earn the NMW, closing a legal loophole between UK and international maritime law.
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