Peel Ports bring agency staff in-house

Port of Liverpool The transfer of staff from Blue Arrow to Peel Ports is expected to be completed by 26 March. Image courtesy of Peel Ports
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Agency staff working at the Port of Liverpool are set to become permanent employees of Peel Ports.

Of approximately 323 staff currently supplied by Blue Arrow who work primarily at the Port of Liverpool, most will transfer to Peel Ports and become direct employees rather than agency workers. A small number will TUPE to Briggs Marine - Peel Ports’ supplier for marine services.

Mark Whitworth, Peel Ports chief executive officer, said: “Having invested heavily in our infrastructure at Liverpool2, bringing all Container Division colleagues together under the Peel Ports Group umbrella is a logical next step.

“This change will help us to create a safer, more inclusive and more rewarding working environment for all.

“This also reflects our confidence and long-term commitment to positioning Liverpool as a competitive route to international markets and a major port for global trade which will support the growth of the group and the local economy in the future.”

March completion

The transfer affects crane operators, straddle carrier operators, stevedores and other ground staff. It is hoped that all the transfers will be complete by 26 March.

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “This positive step is testament to the hard work and perseverance of Unite members and their shop stewards. It marks a significant change in employment arrangements for this group of workers at the Port of Liverpool and gives them the greater security of direct employment.”

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