The Port of Felixstowe have confirmed that they have received notice from Unite of further strike action from 07:00 on 27th September through until 06:59 on 5th October.
This eight day strike will coincide with strike action at the Port of Liverpool, taking place from 19th September to 3rd October.
The Port Of Felixstowe stated:
“The company has received notice from Unite the union of further strike action from 07:00 on 27 September to 06:59 on 5 October.
We are very disappointed that Unite has announced this further strike action at this time. The collective bargaining process has been exhausted and there is no prospect of agreement being reached with the union.
The port is in the process of implementing the 2022 pay award of 7% plus £500 which is backdated to 1 January 2022.”
We are in discussions with the shipping lines to assess contingency plans in order to provide the best options for shippers in an effort to mitigate the impact of these strike action.
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