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Vote To Strike At Liverpool Port

News, Sea Freight

Workers at the Port of Liverpool have followed Felixstowe’s lead and voted for industrial action in a recent ballot.

With Felixstowe looking increasingly likely to walk out for eight days as planned on Sunday, the same union reports its Liverpool dock workers will be striking soon too.

The Unite union ballotted around 500 of its Liverpool dock worker members and 99% of the votes cast were in favour of industrial action. The union has again suggested that pay offers from the port are effectively a pay cut considering inflation.

There is no date set for the Liverpool strike, but the union are believed to be continuing to ballot other members until next week, which means it will probably not clash with the Felixstowe dates.

Liverpool is one of the UK’s largest container ports and is more geographically aligned with services to and from locations west, such as North and South America.

Jenkar will continue to monitor the developing situations at both ports. Should you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Jenkar team.

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