Felixstowe – There May be Trouble Ahead

Port workers at Felixstowe have now voted to strike in August, which will likely bring the UK’s largest container port to a standstill.

1,800 members of the Unite Union took part in the ballot, with 92% in favour of industrial action.

Workers are disputing the 5% increase pay offer from the port, after receiving 1.4% last year. The union argues that with inflation over 11%, the latest offer is effectively a pay cut.

There are no set days for strike action to commence next month, with Unite reportedly allowing a ‘short window of opportunity’ for the port to review their position.

Needless to say, the impact of strike action at Felixstowe will have a detrimental impact on UK supply chains.

Killick Martin will continue to watch the situation closely and update on any developments.

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