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UK’s biggest port to be shut down in August following employer’s failure to agree with union demands 

UK's biggest port to be shut down in August following employer's failure to agree with union demands 

 

The Felixstowe Dockers, members of the Unite the union, are set to embark on industrial action at the UK’s biggest port later this month.

The employers had allegedly failed to make an acceptable pay offer in the face of rapid rises in the cost of living.
William E. Adams, International President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) stated this in a strong solidarity message on Thursday.
Adams who doubles as Vice-Chairman of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Dockers’ Section, said that ILWU would stand with Unite dockers at Felixstowe including those in Liverpool, ver.di Maritime Wirtschaft dock workers striking in Germany, and rail workers in the US  and UK.
“The Felixstowe dockers, members of Unite the union, are preparing will take industrial strike action at the UK’s biggest port later this month after the employer failed to make an acceptable pay offer in the context of rapid rises in the cost of living.
“A strong message of solidarity from International Longshore and Warehouse Union – ILWU and their International President, William E. Adams, for the Felixstowe dockers. Willie is also vice-chair of the ITF Dockers’ Section.
“He says the ILWU stands with Unite dockers at Felixstowe – but also those in Liverpool, ver.di Maritime Wirtschaft dock workers striking in Germany 🇩🇪, and rail workers in the US 🇺🇸 and UK 🇬🇧.
“The ILWU Coast Longshore Division are this year negotiating their own important agreement with US West Coast maritime employers and shipping lines.
“The ITF global union family stands with the women and men of the ILWU, Unite, ver.di, the RMT and of the 11 railway workers’ union of the US.”

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