Felixstowe port workers threaten a second eight-day strike in pay dispute

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The port of Felixstowe says it has received notice from the Unite union of a second eight-day strike later this month as a pay dispute continues.

The strike is planned to last from 27 September to 5 October and the post said on its website: “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.”

More than 1,900 workers at Felixstowe, the country’s biggest container port, walked out last month in the first strike at the port since 1989.

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