France -Channel tunnel services blocked, ferry workers continue strike -July 03, 2015

Employees of MyFerryLink are protesting against plans to sell two of their ferries to rival firm DFDS.

A series of strikes at Calais by ferry workers caused the closure of the port and brought chaos for passengers travelling between the UK and France. There were long queues for the Eurostar. Chaotic scenes were sparked by the strike actions. Employees of MyFerryLink are protesting against plans to sell two of their ferries to rival firm DFDS in an attempt to save their 600 jobs. Eurotunnel suspended its services for safety reasons after port workers trespassed on its tracks. Workers renewed a blockade of the northern French port of Calais after a court rejected their bid to extend the service's charter contract with Eurotunnel.

English: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/30/cross-channel-ferries …  

http://www.france24.com/en/20150630-channel-tunnel-closed-protesting-ferry-workers       

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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