UK Travellers Hit By Ferry Delays Due To Strike

UK travellers have been hit by fresh delays following strike action by ferry workers in Calais.

Employees of MyFerryLink took industrial action on Monday over the sale of the service's ferries to rival DSDS Seaways.

It is the second time the french port workers have taken strike action.

Journey's between Dover and Calais are now at a standstill, with the service advising customers to seek alternate routes.

However, services to Dunkirk are still operating as normal.

Eurotunnel has also announced delays are expected at its UK terminal due to a separate incident.

Operation Stack has now been implemented, where lorries use part of the M20 to queue for Channel crossings.

Non-freight traffic travelling to Dover has been urged to use the A2 and M2.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin chaired a meeting of the government's emergency committee Cobra on Monday.

He said: "We're looking at the situation and working with the French government."


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