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Issue No. 1880

FERRY WORKERS in Dover who were sacked 15 years ago demonstrated last weekend to protest at their treatment.

The former P&O employees have not been given compensation after they claim they were laid off unfairly in 1988.

About 2,000 P&O Ferries workers were sacked after a dispute began in 1988 over new contracts which changed working practices. Their strike continued into 1989. After 14 months they were sacked.

Campaign spokesman Steve Stevenson said he was disappointed John Prescott had refused to meet a delegation of former ferry workers.

He said, 'We just want recognition that we were right and a bit of compensation for what happened.'

P&O recently announced another 600 jobs would go in the area.

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Sat 6 Dec 2003, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1880
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