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Dock Workers at Port of Liverpool to Strike Over Pay

5th September 2022
Dock workers are set to walk out at the Port of Liverpool later this month
Dock workers are set to walk out at the Port of Liverpool later this month Credit: Peel Ports/retweeted

Across the Irish Sea dock workers at the Port of Liverpool are to strike after being offered a "pay cut dressed up as rise", a union has said.

Unite said more than 560 port operatives and engineers at the port would take industrial action from 19 September to 3 October.

It said Peel Ports, which runs operator MDHC, needed to make "a reasonable offer" and keep its previous promises.

Peel Ports said its pay offer was "well above the national average".

Unite said the company had only offered a 7% pay rise, despite making £30m in profits in 2021.

BBC News has more on the planned strike action which follows other Unite members at the Port of Felixstowe who walked out over pay as Afloat previously reported.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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