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Liverpool Dockers’ Strike Risks More UK Supply Chain Chaos

The Port of Liverpool, in Liverpool, UK.

The Port of Liverpool, in Liverpool, UK.

Photographer: Li Ying/Xinhua/Getty Images

Britain’s supply chains are poised for further delays after dock workers at Liverpool’s container port said they’ll walk out for two weeks later this month over a pay dispute.

Workers will strike from Sept. 19 to Oct. 3, the Unite union said in a statement. Peel Ports Ltd., which owns the Port of Liverpool, said its proposed pay package represented an 8.3% raise, while the union said it had rejected a 7% offer. Inflation rose to 10.1% in July, but some analysts have predicted that it could hit 22% next year.