Felixstowe port workers in pay win

Felixstowe port workers win 15.5 per cent pay increase - but issues remain with victimisation of reps

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Following a series of strikes involving over 1,900 workers employed at Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, a deal has now been agreed to bring the pay dispute to an end.

The two year pay increase is broken down as a seven per cent increase for 2022 and an additional one off payment of £500 and then from 1 January 2023 and 8.5 per cent pay increase and a one off payment of £1,000.

Although the pay issue is now dealt with – there is still an outstanding issue of victimisation of a number of Unite members.

A Unite spokesperson said, “While this pay increase is significant and was achieved as a result of strike action, the wider dispute will not be over until our members who have been victimised, are back at work.”

By Barckley Sumner