Union officials are planning to increase the pressure on UK ports, announcing plans for a second strike at the port of Liverpool that will encompass more of the employees of Peel Ports, operators of the container port. The announcement of a second strike at Liverpool comes five days before the first strike is due to end and, according to analysts, the timing is designed to increase disruptions to the UK’s supply chain.
Currently, nearly 600 dock workers and engineers are in the second week of a two-week strike called by the union that began on September 20. The first strike is due to end on October 2, and Unite now reports that the workers will resume the strike between October 11 and 17.
Read more in an article from The Maritime Executive.