Unite announces third Port of Liverpool strike
Hundreds of workers at the Port of Liverpool to walk out for a third time as both sides in a bitter pay dispute appear no closer to a resolution.
Workers at the Port of Liverpool are to stage a third strike in a dispute over pay
Almost 600 workers at the Port of Liverpool will stage a third walkout – this time for two days – as their bitter pay dispute with Peel Ports drags on.
On Friday Unite the union said staff at the Seaforth Port will walk out on October 24 and will not return to work until November 7. They first walked out for two weeks on September 19 and this was followed by a second strike which ends on October 17.
Earlier this week port owner Peel Ports urged the unions to put what it claims is a 10.2% pay offer to its members. However, Unite claims the real figure is 8.3% – well below the RPI inflation rate of 12.3%.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Peel Holdings is hugely profitable and can absolutely afford to pay our members a proper wage increase. It did so at Cammell Laird, so why not at Liverpool docks? . . . .
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