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UK Port Strike - Update

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In an article from The Loadstar, the Unite union has confirmed a second wave of strikes are to take place at the Port of Felixstowe. The industrial action is set to run for eight days, from September 27 to October 5, and will overlap with strikes taking place at the Port of Liverpool running from September 19 to October 3.

CNBC further reported that dockworkers at the Port of Felixstowe had an eight-day strike in August in protest over wages. Since then, the port’s owner, Hutchison Port Holdings, increased the dockworkers salaries by 7% and issued back pay. But Robert Morton, national officer for the Unite union, tells CNBC the workers are still not satisfied.


“We will strike again and again and again until our wages match inflation,” said Morton.



We continue to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as new information is made available.





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