Dock workers at one of the U.K.'s biggest ports have walked out in a fresh strike after talks failed in a pay dispute.
BBC News reported October 24 that almost 600 Unite members in Liverpool will strike for two weeks after the union said talks over pay and other issues ended in "chaos".
Unite accused board members at operators Peel Ports Ltd., the private company that owns various ports in the U.K., of intervening to stop a proposed deal. Peel Ports chief operating officer David Huck said six improved pay offers had now been rejected.
Dock workers also walked out in September over the dispute.
Peel Ports chief operating officer David Huck said: "This is the highest percentage increase of any port group in the U.K. by far and would see average annual pay rise to £43,275 ($49,628)."
"You have to question whether the union really wants to resolve this damaging industrial action," he added.
Unite national officer Robert Morton said: "Our members' resolve is only increasing with every new low the company sinks to. "They know Peel Ports can afford to pay a proper increase and that is what has to happen."
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