A great strike has started at a key port. It can have serious consequences

About 1,900 out of 2,550 people employed in the port of Felixstowe are taking part in the strike, organized by the trade union Unite. This is the first protest at a port on the east coast of England since 1989.

Unite members decided to strike in connection with disagreement with the port authorities on the amount of the increases. They rejected the proposed increase of 7 percent. plus a one-time bonus of £ 500 as this is below inflation. The port authorities indicate that the average salary there is 43 thousand. gross pounds per year, well above the national average, and the proposed increase is greater than wage growth in the economy as a whole

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