More than 500 port workers at the Port of Liverpool are prepared to go on strike, bringing another one of the UK’s busiest ports to a stop. The strike, the timing and duration of which have not yet been determined, but it comes after workers at Peel Ports-owned Mersey Docks and Harbour Company (MDHC) voted overwhelmingly in favor of the strike in response to an “inadequate” 7% pay raise offer.
Maintenance engineers at MDHC could also vote to strike over the same pay offer, with an industrial ballot open starting today until August 24. Strikes by either group of workers will have a severe impact on both shipping and road transport in Liverpool and the surrounding areas, Unite said.
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