Felixstowe dockers offered GBP 500 bonus in bid to stop strike

Port workers at UK’s biggest container port, Felixstowe, have been offered a GBP 500 bonus in attempt to prevent a strike later in the month.

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Dock workers have been offered a GBP 500 bonus as the company behind Felixstowe, Britain’s biggest container ship port, tries to avoid an eight-day strike later this month.

Unions will put the offer, which comes on top of a 7% pay rise, to salaried staff at the port. However, staff paid hourly at Felixstowe will not have the offer put to them as Unite, the labor group, holds out for a better deal.

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