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Harkin: Solidarity with Larne P&O Ferries protest

Individuals Earlier than Revenue Councillor Shaun Harkin has expressed his solidarity with a protest by P&O staff at Larne ferry port right now.

Forward of the commerce union organised P&O Ferries protest at Larne port, Cllr Harkin mentioned: “P&O Ferries bosses brazenly flaunt breaking the legislation to fireplace 800 staff. They overtly inform us they’d do it once more.

“There’s howls of indignation however ‘one rule for elites and one other for the remainder’ criminality has been facilitated by the Westminster and Stormont political institution for many years.

“Government events, together with Sinn Féin and the SDLP, saved prison Thatcher-era anti-workers rights guidelines on the books for many years as a result of they didn’t need to problem the rigged set-up for elites and companies. That’s how we’ve obtained right here.

“Slashing taxes on massive companies was a precedence for the massive events however youngsters in Derry getting paid lower than a £5 an hour wasn’t an issue.

“The 5 Excecutive events have spent twenty years privatising public companies leaving tens of 1000’s of staff with out rights and with out first rate pay.

“Stormont gave its associates operating personal care properties handouts value tens of hundreds of thousands however imposed a pay reduce on well being and social care staff.

“We want root and department change. That’s why the strikes, the price of dwelling protests and the ballots staff are taking now are so essential.

“What’s occurred at P&O Ferries exhibits bosses will maintain taking till there’s decided resistance demanding stronger staff rights, strict laws in opposition to profiteering and public management.”

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Harkin: Solidarity with Larne P&O Ferries protest was final modified: March twenty fifth, 2022 by cassoscoop