P&O Ferries has submitted an HR1 form, this is an advance notification of redundancies.
Up to 1,100 jobs on passenger routes from Dover and Hull are at risk. P&O has furloughed 1,400 staff since the pandemic broke out.
The company is seeking voluntary redundancies before moving on to a selection process. Consultation will run for a period of 45 days, until 24 June 2020.
Five ropax ferries are currently laid up: PRIDE OF CANTERBURY, PRIDE OF BURGUNDY, EUROPEAN SEAWAY, PRIDE OF BRUGES and PRIDE OF YORK.