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Fresh Strikes at Felixstowe, Britain's Busiest Container Port

27th September 2022
Today, strike returned at the Port of Felixstowe, where about 1,900 people took action at the UKs biggest container port for eight days last month. Above, AFLOAT's file photo of the 14,000TEU capacity Toledo Triumph berthed at the Suffolk port in south-east England where the North Sea port has 'feeder' and global container services.
Today, strike returned at the Port of Felixstowe, where about 1,900 people took action at the UKs biggest container port for eight days last month. Above, AFLOAT's file photo of the 14,000TEU capacity Toledo Triumph berthed at the Suffolk port in south-east England where the North Sea port has 'feeder' and global container services. Credit: Jehan Ashmore

According to BBC News, further strike action has begun at Felixstowe, the UK's busiest container port.

Workers at the Port of Felixstowe are walking out between 27 September and 5 October, as Afloat reported after the union Unite rejected an imposed pay deal.

About 1,900 union members took action for eight days last month, with Unite asking for a pay rise to match the rate of inflation - currently at about 10%.

The port said it was "very disappointed" with the further strike action.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: "Felixstowe and CK Hutchison are both eye-wateringly wealthy but rather than offer a fair pay offer, they have instead attempted to impose a real terms pay cut on their workers.

"Since the beginning of this dispute, Unite has given its total support to its members at Felixstowe and that will continue until this dispute is resolved."

More here on Britain's biggest 'box' boat port and one of the largest such ports in Europe. 

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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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