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September 13, 2022

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Felixstowe port workers will go on strike again

Rejected the wage agreement proposed unilaterally by the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Co. of the CK Hutchison Group

The protest of the port workers of the United Kingdom for the adjustment of the level of wages considered insufficient risks to undergo an escalation. After the strike carried out at the end of August in Felixstowe and after the abstention from the planned work in the port of Liverpool from 19 September to 3 October, eight more strike days in the port of Felixstowe have been proclaimed today by the Unite union in consideration of the rejection by the of the port workers of the wage agreement proposed by the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company, the company he owns and manages the port of Felixstowe and which is part of the CK group Hutchison active in the port sector mainly through the Hutchison Port Holdings subsidiary.

The union complained that the company had stopped unilaterally the negotiations on salary renewal after refused to improve its offer, communicating instead the imposition of a +7% increase in wages, increase - has underlined Unite - which actually represents a considerable cut in pay in view of the current rate of real inflation which is +12.3%. The union has specified that 82% of workers voted to reject the offer.

Hence the decision to proclaim a new strike that will take place from 26 to 5 October. "The last round of strikes - highlighted Bobby Morton, head of Unite for the port sector - it is fully chargeable to Felixtowe, a company that, rather than trying to negotiate an agreement to resolve the dispute, he tried instead to impose a pay agreement. Further initiatives of strike will inevitably cause delays and interruptions in the UK supply chain, but that's entirely attributable to the holding'.

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