P&O boss admits he could not stay on £4.87 an hour crew pay | EUROtoday

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The P&O boss was requested if he may stay on £4.87 an hour. “No, I couldn’t,” he replied.

He additionally admitted that final 12 months he was paid a wage of £325,000 and acquired a bonus of £183,000 final April.

The ferry group gained notoriety two years in the past when it made 786 workers redundant earlier than changing them with individuals on decrease wages.

“I regret it and I am deeply sorry for the impact it had on 786 seafarers and their families,” he stated.

“Let me be completely clear, we’d not make that call once more.”

But he also said the decision had been necessary to save the company.

Paul Nowak, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, said Mr Hebblethwaite “admitted that he couldn’t stay on this poverty charge of pay – however he expects his staff to outlive on it”.

He added: “It beggars belief that P&O Ferries has faced no sanctions for its misdeeds and that its parent company DP World has continued to be awarded government contracts.”