Two-week Strike Continues at Port of Grangemouth

Workers at Scotland’s largest container port are on  a two-week strike over proposed shift changes, reports say.

The  strike action started at the Port of Grangemouth at midnight on March 15th , and is planned to continue  until March 29th  after which a complete ban on overtime is due to start.

The union said that 100% of its members in the port operatives division had voted for action on a 97% turnout. The workers include crane drivers and loaders.

 Employees at the port, which is operated by Forth Ports, are unhappy at plans to change shift rotations and the removal of weekend overtime pay rates. Unite representatives claim that the changes will affect pay by up to £1800 a year. A wage freeze has also been imposed for the 2016-2017 period.

The Port of Grangemouth handles more than 150,000 containers annually, with daily sailings to Rotterdam, Antwerp, Felixstowe and Hamburg.

RCL Agencies will continue to monitor further developments and will report updates once available.