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Podcast: RMT Union has serious concerns about safety as it’s confirmed P&O Ferries will resume sailings from Dover this week

April 25, 2022

A union boss has spoken of his concerns about safety after it was confirmed P&O Ferries will resume sailings from Dover this week.
It's more than five weeks since the company unexpectedly sacked almost 800 workers.
Those staff have been replaced with lower paid agency crew.
Darren Proctor from the RMT Union fears their schedule could lead to a fatality.
Also in today's podcast, hear from our reporter Sean McPolin who has been at the scene of a stabbing in Maidstone.
A Medway charity has seen a huge increase in the number of people needing help to afford food.
As the cost of living crisis continues, we've been speaking to the founder of Gillingham Street Angels after they were named overall winners at the Pride in Medway awards.
It looks like an independent regulator will oversee English football, after the government gave its backing to key proposals from a fan-led review led by a Kent MP.
10 recommendations will be endorsed, including measures to give supporters more say.
Chatham and Aylesford's Tracey Crouch has been overseeing the review.
It's hoped the Great British Rail Sale will boost tourism in Kent over the next month.
Half price tickets can be used from today as part of a scheme to encourage people to use the trains again after Covid.
In sport, Gillingham's future in league one is looking rather uncertain after they suffered a 3-1 defeat at the weekend.
They're back in the drop zone on goal difference following Saturday's trip to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park - hear from manager Neil Harris.

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