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Where should the North Boat dock?  

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  1. 1. Where should the North Boat dock?

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^^I take your point Mucklejoannie but I do think that Northlink should have a moral responsibility to retain jobs in the islands they serve even if they don't have a legal one.

 

I hope our own elected representatives are doing something about this and not just leaving it to Brian Adam.

 

I was told that three people recently left Northlink so we are actually losing a total of seven jobs there. Pretty poor when you consider that Northlink made all of P&O's office staff redundant when they took over in 2002.

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Pretty poor when you consider that Northlink made all of P&O's office staff redundant when they took over in 2002.

 

The above statement is not true. I know, personally, staff who worked for P&O and are still in the employ of NorthLink, including many others who have moved on from NorthLink during the last 6 years.

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They are no longer entitled to statutory sick pay as Northlink are registered in Guernsay or somewhere and don't pay it :(

 

Again, not strictly true - NorthLink have very similar SSP arrangements to other companies, and employees are entitled to these payments under company policy.

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Pretty poor when you consider that Northlink made all of P&O's office staff redundant when they took over in 2002.

 

The above statement is not true. I know, personally, staff who worked for P&O and are still in the employ of NorthLink, including many others who have moved on from NorthLink during the last 6 years.

 

My apologies wills320. I'm aware that many of the sea staff were taken on by Northlink and drivers and storemen went over to Northwards, but I was referring to P&O's former customer service and office staff from the Holmsgarth terminal.

 

Northlink forced P&O to make them redundant prior to taking over as they claimed to have no need for them. Something they backtracked on rapidly when it proved impossible to run a service with no staff!

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To be honest, I dont know what happened to staff at Holmsgarth - but most of key management were moved over from P&O for the head office in Stromness.

 

Maybe the staff at Holmsgarth were rendered simply un-needed when all the core parts of the company were based in Orkney? Of course, that was before - like you said - more staff was definately needed!

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