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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Ferry workers say they are not on strike

Talks are ongoing in an effort to resolve the dispute that's resulted in all Brittany Ferries services being cancelled.

The company has confirmed that tomorrow there will again be no sailings from Plymouth, but have stressed the strike will not affect the company's long term future in Plymouth.

Our business correspondent Seth Conway has spent the day at the French port of Roscoff. Workers there have told him that, contrary to reports, they're not on strike - and in fact they've been locked out.

Here's his report from France...

Brittany Ferries: Today's cancellations

Despite meetings between Brittany Ferries management and French crew unions in Roscoff, no agreement has been reached to enable services to resume to or from Plymouth.

Here are today's cancellations

  • 15:00 Plymouth to Roscoff
  • 08:30 Roscoff to Plymouth
  • 23:00 Roscoff to Plymouth
  • 21:30 Santander to Plymouth

Our Business Correspondent has travelled to Roscoff to meet representatives from the company. He'll be reporting the latest on The West Country Tonight at 6pm.

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Plymouth ferry services remain suspended

There are still no Brittany Ferry services running out of Plymouth. It's because of strike action by French crew members, angry at changes to their terms and conditions.

The service between Plymouth and Roscoff has been suspended until further notice

The company says meetings involving the management and French crew unions have taken place throughout the weekend but no agreement has been reached.

Strike latest

There are still no Brittany Ferries services running out of Plymouth. A company spokesman said no change was expected over the weekend, pending talks with unions.

Passengers hoping to return to Plymouth via Santander are being offered £200 to cover costs of driving to Calais, where their tickets can be used on P&O ferries to return to Dover. More details here

Ferry company suspends its services

One of the company's ferries waiting at the port side in France Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of ferry passengers hoping to travel between Plymouth and Roscoff are tonight stranded. It's due to industrial action by French crews angry at changes to their terms and conditions. Brittany Ferries has now cancelled all crossings until further notice. It has issued this statement.

"Following the series of strikes which has been disrupting our services, our Board has reluctantly taken the decision to tie up the fleet and to cancel all crossings with immediate effect, until further notice.

"This decision has not been taken lightly, but we cannot subject our passengers to the on-going uncertainty caused by wildcat strikes and cancellation of services at short notice.

"We are recommending customers to travel to Dover where we currently have special arrangements in place with P&O Ferries and MyFerryLink to accept Brittany Ferries tickets. Unused Brittany Ferries crossings will be refunded.

"Brittany Ferries very much regrets the effect the disruption will have on our customers but is hopeful that a resolution will be found soon, as discussions with the unions are on-going and will continue throughout the weekend".

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