Thursday, October 15, 2009

SeaFrance Cross Channel Ferry Workers Striking on Friday

One day walkout planned
Shipping News Feature

UK / FRANCE – French ferry operator SeaFrance will be suspending services tomorrow due to workers calling a day-long strike in protest over job losses at the company.

The strikes will affect the company’s cross-Channel services between Dover and Calais on Friday before resuming on Saturday.

The company announced it planned to cut 650 jobs earlier in the year and has faced discontent from unions and employees since.

 However, SeaFrance now states that further delays to cuts will lead to a proposed bail out by owner SNCF being cancelled and the winding up of the company.