Eurostar staff to strike for seven days [BBC News]





Date: 10/08/2016

Eurostar rail workers are to take seven days of strike action this month in a dispute over their work-life balance, the RMT union says. Staff will walk out from 00:01 BST on 12 August until 23.59 BST on 15 August, and for three days over the Bank Holiday weekend from 27 August. The union says the dispute is over unsocial hours and duty rosters for about 80 train managers. Eurostar said all passengers with reservations will be able to travel. A spokesman said: 'On the days of the strike we have made some small changes to our timetable to ensure that all passengers booked to travel will be able to on those days. Passengers affected will be notified in advance.' The company added it has been planning for possible strike action and is still in discussions with the RMT over the dispute.


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Eurostar staff announce August strikes - BBC News
A Eurostar train

BBC News

Eurostar rail workers from two unions are set to take part in two concurrent periods of strike action in August, including over the bank holiday weekend.