The Felixstowe strike has now been set as eight days running from Sunday 21st August until Monday 29th, which will bring the UK’s largest container port to a standstill.
Workers are disputing the final 7% increase pay offer from the port, after receiving 1.4% last year. The union argues that with inflation over 11%, the latest offer is effectively a pay cut.
Needless to say, the impact of strike action at Felixstowe will have a detrimental impact on UK supply chains.
The Freedom team will continue to watch the situation closely and update on any developments.