Plans for eight-day strike at Felixstowe threaten UK supply chain

Owners prioritise multimillion-pound shareholder dividends over paying decent wages, says union

Dockers at Felixstowe are planning eight days of strike action over pay that could cause serious disruption to the UK’s largest container port.

Nearly 1,900 workers plan to stop work for more than a week at the Hong Kong-owned port, starting on Sunday 21 August and ending on Monday 29 August, according to the union Unite. The workers voted 92% in favour of strike action last week.

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