Sunday, June 12, 2005

Hiring of RP seamen opposed

Published at ABS-CBN News.Com
by AFP

ROSCOFF, France - Angry seamen at the northwestern French port of Roscoff on Monday stopped passengers disembarking from an Irish ferry to protest against the company's decision to take on cheap labor from eastern Europe and the Philippines.

The Normandy was forced to wait at idle in the harbor with some 750 people on board, after protesters blocked the walkway used to connect the ship to land.

Around 1,300 people were waiting to board the ferry for its return trip to Rosslare in southern Ireland.

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