Liverpool Dock Workers Back Strike Over Pay in Threat to Trade

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Source: Bloomberg

Dock workers in Liverpool voted to strike over pay, threatening to disrupt UK trade and adding to a summer of labor unrest brought on by spiraling inflation.

More than 500 employees backed a stoppage after being offered a 7% pay increase by Peel Ports Ltd. that the Unite union said was “inadequate,” according to a statement from the labor group Monday. The ballot had an 88% turnout with 99% of workers voting in favor of strikes, Unite said.

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