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Cross-Channel ferry company flags out

28 January 2019

The ferry company P&O is set to flag out its entire cross-English Channel fleet to Cyprus following more than 50 years of operating under the United Kingdom flag. Although the company, now Dubai-owned, claimed that the move is in advance of the Brexit arrangements for the UK to leave the European Union, the British maritime union RMT said that the company’s long-term aim had always been to switch the UK fleet to a tax haven register. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “We demand immediate assurance from P&O that the pay and terms and conditions of over 730 RMT members in Dover are not under threat from this move.”


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