Ferry firm SeaFrance to shed 127 Dover jobs
Ferry company SeaFrance is to shed 127 jobs in Dover after it was liquidated by a French court and told to cease activity.
The Tribunal de Commerce decided SeaFrance's future after a bailout by the French government was ruled illegal by the European Commission.
The court also said an offer by a cooperative of employees was not acceptable.
Hundreds of jobs in France are also expected to be lost.
Conservative MP for Dover and Deal Charlie Elphicke said: "It is a real concern for the... people in Dover who have worked for SeaFrance and also their families.
09 Jan 2012
- From the section Business