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.”