Eurostar Staff To Strike This Weekend

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 101 months ago
Eurostar Staff To Strike This Weekend

eurostar1.jpg Up to 90 Eurostar staff, including 70 drivers, are to begin a 48-hour strike on Friday, December 18th, in a dispute over pay. The union Aslef, in a brief statement, confirmed that talks with the company's management had broken down, and warned that further strikes could take place the following weekend. Eurostar says their offer was a reasonable one given the economic circumstances, and the company aims to operate a full service regardless, using French and German drivers instead. But in the week when British Airways was rocked by a planned 12-day strike, the news will raise further fears that the quintessential image of Christmas 2009 could be a snaking queue of disgruntled travellers lining up outside Heathrow or St Pancras.

Last Updated 16 December 2009