Ports and unions criticise Shapps’ plan for law on seafarers’ minimum wage

Legislation announced in Queen’s Speech in response to P&O Ferries’ sacking of 800 crew

Ports and unions have cast doubt on the viability of legislation announced in the Queens Speech to ensure P&O and other ferry operators pay seafarers the minimum wage.

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, said that the new bill, introduced in response to P&O Ferries’ sacking of 800 crew, showed that the government would “stop at nothing” to ensure fair pay.

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