Felixstowe Port Strike Set For Eight Days
A port strike at Felixstowe has now been set by the Unite union which will last for eight days this month, starting Sunday 21st and ending on Monday 29th August.
The date has been set after the latest round of negotiations between the port management and the workers union broke down, even though a revised offer was made.
Last week, members of the union were balloted and 92% of the votes cast were in favour of striking.
Since then, a revised increased pay offer of 7%, up from 5%, was made, but Unite continue to argue that considering inflation, the offer is effectively a pay cut.
The expected strike, at the UK’s largest container port, will have a negative impact on many imports and exports. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will update any further developments.