Toronto, September 7, 2022
More than 560 port operatives and maintenance engineers at the Port of Liverpool, one of the UK's largest container ports, will go on strike from September 19th to October 3rd over pay and working conditions. Workers will also strike over Mersey Docks and Harbour Company's (MDHC) failure to honour the 2021 pay agreement. This includes the company not undertaking a promised pay review, which last happened in 1995.
The strike action will severely disrupt both shipping and road transport in Liverpool and the surrounding areas, the Unite union warned, adding that more strikes are set to be scheduled in the coming weeks if MDHC fails to put forward an acceptable offer to the workers. The planned Liverpool strike comes on the heels of an eight-day walkout by 1,900 Unite members at Felixstowe, Britain's largest container port, last month, which congested supply lines, but failed to cause major disruption in an industry already under pressure.
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