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LONDON (AP) — The head of a ferry operator at the center of a bitter labor dispute stunned British lawmakers on Thursday when he admitted the company chose to ignore the law and employment contracts when she had laid off 786 workers without consulting them in advance.
P&O Ferries chief executive Peter Hebblethwaite said under intense questioning by members of a parliamentary committee that the company had decided not to discuss its plans with workers because it knew unions would not would never agree. Lawmakers have repeatedly called the move a deliberate decision to break the law.