Robert Morton, Unite national officer, conjointly told the BBC: “The folks in Felixstowe are not notably militant and that is been shown by the very fact there hasn’t been a dispute for thirty years.
However folks are angry currently a corporation who created £240m over the last 2 years are unwilling to share it with them.”
He aforementioned dock employees were progressing to be paid £370 per week with wage.
“Our members are understanding of what they’ll lose, however they are staring at what they will gain further.”
Meanwhile, the port aforementioned its workers union, that represents concerning five hundred clerical and engineering workers, had “voted to just accept identical pay supply that Unite has refused to place to its members”.
Unite aforementioned it had balloted the dock employees, not the clerical teams portrayed by the Port of Felixstowe workers union.
Referring to the workers who had accepted the supply, a Unite advocator said: “This cluster of members have the right to just accept the supply from the corporate however Unite’s dockers need to press for 100 percent.”
Strike action at the port to last till Monday twenty nine August.