Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting DEVON NEWS to 80360 or email us
Brittany Ferries sailing to resume as strikes end
10:58am Monday 1st October 2012 in Devon
Sailing to and from Plymouth on Brittany Ferries will resume tomorrow after 12 days of cancellations.
The company announced on its website this morning that strikes being carried out by French crewmembers had ended.
Brittany Ferries said: “We are pleased to announce that industrial action is over and services will resume on Tuesday afternoon.
“Please accept our sincere apologies if you were one of the many who suffered disruption to travel plans during the industrial dispute.”
The only exception to this will be the Portsmouth to Santander due to depart at 11.00 on Wednesday, which has had to be cancelled as the ship is out of position.
Anyone with a reservation on this sailing should contact Brittany Ferries to discuss alternatives.
Strike action began on Thursday, September 20 and caused disruption to the ferry company’s services to and from France and Spain.
It is understood the strikes were due to proposals to withdraw workers’ allowances and change their working hours.
Passengers were forced to travel to Dover, where the company had special arrangements in place with P&O Ferries and MyFerryLink.
Both companies will continue to accept Brittany Ferries tickets between Calais and Dover until Thursday at 23:59.