France - Custom officers’ ‘Brexit protests’ affects Eurostar trains - March 31, 2019

French customs officers are in their third week of industrial action. The custom officers are not on strike but are carrying out longer and more thorough checks than normally which leads to severe delays and train cancellations. Besides a long standing conflict over working conditions they resorted to industrial action to warn that they are not ready for Brexit because there has not been sufficient preparation for a no-deal Brexit. It remains unclear how long the industrial action will continue to affect train traffic between the UK and France.

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