The Unite trade union has advised that more than 500 dockworkers at the Port of Liverpool have voted to strike over pay and working conditions. Workers at Mersey Docks and Harbour Company (MDHC), part of Peel Ports, voted 99% in favour of the strike.
The strike will effectively grind the port to a halt, however there are no details yet regarding the dates or duration of the strike.
Peel Ports said it had offered a 7% increase to basic pay, on top of a 4.5% increase last year and other improvements to shifts, sick pay and pensions. It has urged the union to keep talking in order to resolve the dispute.
Our teams are continuing to monitor the developing situation closely and will provide updates when available.