Dispute at Felixstowe docks over outsourcing has been settled, says Unite
- Friday 7 February 2020
The dispute over the outsourcing of workers at the port of Felixstowe in Suffolk has been settled, Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Friday 7 February).
Unite has 1,800 members employed by the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company at the UK’s busiest container port.
It has been agreed that should restructuring take place in the future, including the outsourcing of workers to a third party, any individual affected will be offered alternative employment on protected pay with the current employer.
Unite regional officer Miles Hubbard said: “We have concluded an agreement with the company over the redeployment of engineers which had been of great concern for our members.
“As a result, Unite has now suspended planned industrial action and our members are working normally.
“I would like to pay tribute to our members’ solidarity during this dispute which greatly contributed to its resolution. We now hope to work constructively with the management on employment matters going forward.”
Notes to editors:
For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on: 020 3371 2065
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.