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Felixstowe’s next strike starts

Around 1,900 staff have gone back on strike at the UK’s largest port, Felixstowe, from today for another eight days as a bitter pay dispute with Hutchison Ports shows no sign of a breakthrough.

A previous eight-day strike action last month brought the port, which handles more than 40% of Britain’s boxes, to a standstill.

The industrial action this time around coincides with an ongoing strike at the port of Liverpool, with many segments of the UK economy protesting the rising cost of living in recent months.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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