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UK port advisory: Workers set to strike at UK's largest port

Workers at the port of Felixstowe are set to strike over pay disputes next month

 

Felixstowe, the UK's largest port, could see industrial action during August as a result of pay disputes between unions and operators.

Following a ballot from its members at the port, the workers' union Unite revealed that out of an 81% turnout, 92% of workers were in favour of taking industrial action over current pay proposals.

The dispute comes as workers across the Felixstowe Dock and Rail Company were offered a pay rise of 5%, some way off matching the 11.9% inflation rate, marking the second consecutive year a pay rise offered to port workers doesn't match inflation rates.

Without a breakthrough to the current stalemate, strikes are likely to take place next month, with Unite requesting a revised offer that would protect the union's members from the current cost of living crisis.

We will update this page as the situation develops.

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