Ferry passengers set for Easter delays

Ferries could be disrupted over Easter. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Cross-Channel ferry passengers looking to escape the cold in the UK could face delays as port control officers plan to stage a 24-hour strike over pay.

The strike, which will start Thursday morning, is likely to cause delays to those travelling to French ports over the Easter weekend.

P&O Ferries said: "We advise that following failed pay talks yesterday [Tuesday] in Paris, French port control officers will be holding a national day of industrial action which is likely to affect the majority of ports in France."


Easter getaway delays

Travellers trying to get away for the Easter weekend face delays as the cold weather causes disruptions. A record number are expected to escape the UK to escape the freezing temperatures.