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Further Strike Action Planned at Felixstowe, Britain's Biggest Container Port

13th September 2022
Eight days of strike action at the Port of Felixstowe took place last month. Dock workers plan to walk-out again from 27 September at the south-east England port which handles about 48% of the UK's container trade.
Eight days of strike action at the Port of Felixstowe took place last month. Dock workers plan to walk-out again from 27 September at the south-east England port which handles about 48% of the UK's container trade. Credit: Jehan Ashmore

Dockers plan further strike action at the UK's busiest container port over a pay dispute.

The Port of Felixstowe said it had received notice from Unite the union, with workers due to walk out from 27 September until 5 October.

About 1,900 members of the union took industrial action there for eight days last month.

The company said there was no prospect of an agreement being reached. The BBC has contacted the union for comment.

In a letter to members seen by the BBC, the port said workers would get a 7% pay rise plus a bonus of £500.

Unite was asking for a pay rise that would better match the rate of inflation, which is currently at about 10%.

For more from BBC News including a statement from the port in Suffolk, England located on the North Sea.

Published in Ports & Shipping
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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