Strikes disrupt Dover-Calais ferries

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The port of Calais warned of disruption on its social media channels. PORT OF CALAIS

Ferry services between Calais and Dover have been disrupted on 7 June as a result of strike action at the French port. Numerous sailings by P&O Ferries, Irish Ferries and DFDS were either cancelled, delayed or rerouted due to the dispute by staff over pension reforms.

The Port of Dover said some services could be delayed by the strikes, which were expected to last into the weekend. A number of coaches were held up at Calais as a result of the action.

Tourist John Nurden told the BBC: “There are 46 on our coach and four coaches ahead of us.

We’re annoyed but not surprised French workers have chosen today to blockade the port.

“Full marks to the coach company and drivers who have responded so quickly to this action – although passport control is taking an age. Each coach is being thoroughly checked.”

Irish Ferries cancelled some sailings, and DFDS rerouted all of its Calais-Dover services to Dunkirk.