Ferry Workers Continue Strike Action

Ferry Workers Continue Strike Action

Woolwich Ferry workers are organising more strikes in a dispute over pay, health & safety, and a lack of staffing.

The 31 workers who are members of Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest trade Union, have been on strike over the last couple of months, with new strikes due to take place on June 14th and June 17th.

Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “The travelling public, who use the ferry, may well think Groundhog Day has arrived with yet another dispute with the management at Briggs Marine Contractors Limited.

“I think the public have every reason to be concerned at fewer staff operating the ferry as this raises, in our view, serious health & safety issues.”

About 20,000 vehicles a week use the free service across the Thames and an estimated 2.6 million passengers use the ferry annually.