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."

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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.