Workers at the UK’s largest port, Felixstowe, are set to strike at the end of August, due to being offered a below-inflation pay rise. The strike is set to happen for 8 days starting from the 21st August.
The decision to strike was triggered after the workers were offered a 5% pay rise, from the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company. So far 92% of the Dockers, at Felixstowe, voted in favour of the strike.
Felixstowe port handles around 40% of container import and exports to the UK. Therefore, the strike will cause a significant UK supply chain disruption with an impact on international trade.
We will keep you updated as we find out more and please do contact our team if you have any questions.