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Tilbury dispute rumbles on

[ May 28, 2012   //   ]

A dock strike at Tilbury – the first in 23 years – looks set to continue. Workers at the Enterprise Distribution Centre (EDC) took strike action earlier this month after being balloted by their union, ITF affiliate Unite the Union in response to a new “follow the ship” contract, which stipulates that dockers work when ships are ready to be unloaded, rather than to a set shift pattern. Unite said that its calls for dialogue with management had not been heeded and further industrial action is planned for next week.

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