Workers’ strike could bring UK’s biggest container port to standstill

The strike will “cause major logistical problems for maritime and road haulage transport entering the port,” union says.

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Dock workers plan to bring Britain’s biggest container ship port to a standstill, worsening the country’s supply chain problems amid a bitter dispute between unions and government ministers.

Unite the Union said Thursday that 92% of its members at Felixstowe voted in favor of a walkout as they battle for steeper pay rises to offset inflation. Unite said the port operator’s offer of a 5% pay rise was unacceptable. UK consumer price inflation was 8.2% in June.

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