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Call for Liverpool labour talks

[ October 17, 2014   //   ]

The Unite trade union is calling for the pay, and terms and conditions, of 300 workers at the Port of Liverpool after Drake Port Distribution Services – which had held the contract since 1995 – lost a labour supply contract to Blue Arrow. On 16 October, the workforce called for urgent talks to take place between Unite and Blue Arrow as soon as possible, Unite said.
Unite regional officer Terry Teague said: “We had a good working relationship with Drakes and it is obviously a matter of concern that our members will be transferred to another employer – hence the call for the urgent meeting with Blue Arrow.
“There is a lot of investment being pumped into the port which will enable Liverpool to take some of the world’s biggest container ships and our members are keen to play their part in securing a vibrant future for the port – but not at the expense of their pay and conditions.”

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