Port of Felixstowe bosses remain locked in talks with union leaders as both parties look to settle the ongoing pay dispute. 

In August the first industrial action since 1989 took place at the port before workers again walked out during a second round of strikes in September. 

Members of Unite voted in favour of walkouts by a majority of 92%, with the union saying it wanted a 10% pay increase.

Following eight days of strikes that began on August 2, bosses at the Port of Felixstowe decided to implement their pay offer of 7% plus £500 without any agreement from union leaders.

Since then, doubt has remained over whether or not the two parties will be able to reach an understanding, with a union source warning in October that further strikes remain a "real possibility".

Paul Davey, head of corporate affairs at the port, told a select committee last month that negotiations for a 2023 pay offer have now started.

It remains unclear as to how or when negotiations will proceed, but union members say the potential of further strikes depends on the outcome of ongoing talks.