United Kingdom - Conciliation offer ends port strike - March 31, 2016

Strike action at the Port of Grangemouth was suspended after Forth Ports agreed to lift their imposition on shift rotation changes and enter into conciliation. Arrangements are now being made with the conciliation services at Acas and talks are expected to commence. Members of the trade union Unite had initiated a fortnight of strikes after imposed changes by employer Forth Ports to shift rotations at the port affecting operative work, specifically: a 25% increase in weekend shift work with the removal of overtime pay rates, a decrease in night shift cover from one week in seven and one week in eight and an increase in the number of shift teams from seven to eight.

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