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
I am with Unite members at #Felixstowe Docks on the picket line this morning - the Port of Felixstowe is the epitome of an economy that doesn’t work for workers. Unite will not accept a pay cut for workers when the company accounts show bonanza profits. #DockersDemandBetter pic.twitter.com/kB5M45UsMs— Sharon Graham (@UniteSharon) August 24, 2022
On strike from 21 August
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!
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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