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Port of Felixstowe: Dockers demand better

Both Felixstowe docks and  parent company CK Hutchison Holding are fully able to pay the workforce a fair day’s pay." Unite general secretary, Sharon Graham

Port of Felixstowe: Dockers demand better

On strike from 21 August

1.900 dockers, working for the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, to begin eight days of strike action from 21/08/22 – 29/08, over a lousy pay offer.

The Port of Felixstowe is massively wealthy. It can easily afford to give our members a fair pay rise to help them cope with soaring living costs. But it wants the dockers to take a pay cut. We say CUT OUR PAY, NO WAY!

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Raising wages is the right thing to do

Amid the worse cost of living crisis in a generation, the dockworkers have been given a real terms pay cut. This is totally unacceptable.

The Port of Felixstowe is fabulously wealthy and profitable, banking pre-tax profits of £61 million in 2020. And doling out £100 million in dividends to shareholders. If it can afford these huge sums, it can easily afford to pay our members a fair pay rise. A wage rise to help them cope with their soaring living costs. NOT A PAY CUT!

Major disruption

Felixstowe is the UK’s largest container port and 48 per cent of containers brought into the UK are transported via the port. Strike action will have a huge effect on the UK’s supply chain and will also cause severe disruption to international maritime trade, as well as the UK’s supply chain including the logistics and haulage sectors. Strike action is a last resort, but what choice do Unite members have?

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