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Pension fears for redundant workers

Contributed by editor on Feb 18, 2006 - 04:27 PM


PENSION FEARS FOR REDUNDANT WORKERS

Former workers of a Dover ferry company which went into liquidation,  fear they may not get their full pensions.

Some staff who lost their jobs when Hoverspeed stopped sailings in November received letters saying the pension fund is in deficit although their are no details of the extent of the shortfall.

Local MP Gwyn Prosser said that some employees had worked for the company for many years and this bombshell was adding insult to injury.

Hoverspeed, which was owned by Sea Containers, operated two Seacat fast ferries between Dover and Calais and employed more than 100 staff in Kent and 60 in France.