Calais strike disrupts cross-Channel travel for third day
1 July 2015
From the section Kent
Tyres were set alight at the entrance of the Channel Tunnel near Calais on Tuesday
A strike by French ferry workers which has closed the Port of Calais has entered a third day of disrupting travel on both sides of the Channel.
MyFerryLink workers walked out on Monday for the second time in a week over the sale of the company’s ferries to the rival firm DFDS Seaways.
On Tuesday the strikers disrupted Channel Tunnel services by burning tyres on railway tracks in France.
The strike action is expected to continue until Thursday.
Ferry sailings between Dover and Dunkirk are operating as normal.
P&O Ferries said it would be running “a limited discharge only service” to Boulogne for outbound traffic.
Freight lorries are stuck in traffic jams on both sides of the Channel
MyFerryLink will cease operations on Thursday following the sale of its ferries to rival firm DFDS Seaways
Source:: BBC world news feed