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ITF calls on affiliates to support Liverpool Dockers against call for pay cut by port owner

ITF calls on affiliates to support Liverpool Dockers against call for pay cut by port owner

 

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said its 700 affiliates will stand with the 560 Liverpool Dockers who the port owners are asking to take a pay cut
ITF quipped that the port owner made a £141 million profit in 2021 which it said it was 73 percent more than pre-pandemic era yet telling workers to take pay cut
The international Workers’ body has vowed to stay with the Liverpool dockers until they get a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.
“ITF leadership was in Liverpool this week to meet the 560 Unite the union Liverpool dockers who are striking for pay justice.
“The port’s owner made £141 million in profit last year – more than its entire wage bill. 73% more than pre-pandemic.
“Yet the company is telling these workers to take a real-terms pay cut. This is as UK inflation could hit 20% by January.
“ITF Dockers’ Section coordinator Enrico Tortolano was clear:
“You’ve got the support of the global dockers community. We stand together, and I’m with you right until victory.”
“The ITF – International Transport Workers’ Federation and our 700 affiliates will stand with the Liverpool dockers until they get a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.”

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