Plymouth Ferry Strike

Hundreds of ferry passengers hoping to travel between Plymouth and Roscoff have been stranded by a strike by crews on Brittany Ferries. Crossings have been cancelled and it's not clear when they will resume

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Brittany Ferries: staff meet to discuss their next step

Armorique, which sails between Plymouth and Roscoff, remains tied up in France Credit: ITV Westcountry

A meeting of Brittany Ferries staff is taking place in Roscoff this morning to discuss the way forward in the dispute over changes to their terms and conditions in an effort to cut costs.

Brittany Ferries says that, following a breakdown of talks with unions and staff, sailings remain suspended to and from France and Spain. That includes those between Plymouth and Roscoff and Plymouth and Santander.

According to its website, sailings have been cancelled until Tuesday at the earliest.

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Passengers still stranded after ferry strikes

The strike that's hit ferry services between Plymouth and Europe is entering its second week, with no sign of a resolution.

The action began when Brittany Ferries staff walked out over planned changes to pay and working conditions and it's estimated to have cost the South West economy up to £20 million.

The services affected are between Plymouth and Santander in Spain and Roscoff in France, where passengers are still waiting to get home.

French ferry crews look like they will reject the latest company proposals

Union leader being interviewed by reporters in Roscoff Credit: ITV Westcountry

Our Business Correspondent Seth Conway is in France following developments on the ferry dispute. He reports that a union leader at Roscoff told reporters that the crew of the Armorique, which sails between Plymouth and Roscoff, hasn't agreed to the proposals put forward by Brittany Ferries.

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Unions to put proposals to staff on board ferry

Brittany Ferries staff in Roscoff - they say they are on board, in their uniforms and ready to work Credit: ITV Westcountry

Unions negotiating on behalf of staff at Brittany Ferries are to board the tied-up Armorique in Roscoff. They'll put the latest company proposals to workers. It follows a walk-out over changes to terms and conditions but staff say they are not on strike now.

All of today's sailings remain cancelled.

Brittany Ferries sailings cancelled again

No channel sailings from Plymouth today. Credit: Chris Ison/PA

Brittany Ferries has confirmed that there will be no sailings out of Plymouth again today due to continuing strikes by workers.

Talks took place yesterday to try and resolve the dispute. The company says it won't affect Brittany Ferries long-term future in Plymouth.

But workers in Roscoff say, contrary to reports, they're not on strike - and in fact they've been locked out.

Ultimatum issued to Brittany Ferries management

The Amorique car ferry waits in Roscoff with its crew onboard but isn't able to sail. Credit: ITV Westcountry

French television is reporting that one of the farmer cooperatives that has a large stake in Brittany Ferries has issued an ultimatum tonight.

They have told the unions and management that unless a deal is done by 9am Thursday (French time), they will walk away from the company.

What that will mean isn't clear but it's a threat designed to get an agreement.

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