Union officials commenced discussions for the 2020 pay and conditions with P&O Crewing Services (Jersey) Ltd & P&O Irish Sea (Jersey) Ltd at Nautilus head office in London in November 2019.
National Ferry Organiser, Micky Smyth attended the meeting with membership and research administrator, Samantha Udall and Liaison Officers, Chris Lewis and Phil Lees (Short Sea), Anthony Shields (North Sea) and Joseph Matthews (Irish Sea).
Attending on behalf of P&O were Head of HR, Andrew Shaw and HR Business Partner (Short Sea routes), Peter Capon.
Mr Smyth said the Union is aware of recent media reports on pension deficits at P&O Ferries, which have been an issue for several years. These deficits also impact in other major ferries companies including Stena.
Nautilus continues to encourage P&O to partake in the Ensign Retirement Plan, which is the industry-wide pension scheme for maritime professionals.