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Striking ferry workers block Eurotunnel terminal at Calais

Published 21/07/2015

Workers install security fencing along the route into the ferry port in Calais, France (AP)
Workers install security fencing along the route into the ferry port in Calais, France (AP)

Striking French ferry workers are blocking access to the loading terminal for the Eurotunnel that links France and Britain, delaying freight and passengers hoping to cross the Channel.

The workers have repeatedly protested against expected job cuts in the French port city of Calais linked to Eurotunnel's sale of its ferry service.

Eurotunnel said the union is protesting again today, hindering vehicles on their way to the train terminal.

Calais has become increasingly tense as the labour unrest continues.

The city is home to encampments of thousands of migrants hoping to stow away on lorries and cars heading across the Channel. Some of the migrants have been seen taking advantage of slow traffic and leaping on to the vehicles.

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