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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...
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.
A Cornish businessman has told The West Country Tonight the Brittany Ferries strike is costing him £2500 extra per crossing as he's forced to travel to other ports as Plymouth remains closed.
Shellfish wholesaler Paul Blewett had drivers stranded in France and Spain when the strike started last week.
Jacquie Bird reports:
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 company says meetings involving the management and French crew unions have taken place throughout the weekend but no agreement has been reached.
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
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".
This is the latest advice for passengers of Brittany Ferries from the company's Marketing Manager Richard Price.
Brittany Ferries' Marketing Manager has just announced that there will be no sailing from Plymouth to France for the foreseeable future.
Latest ITV News reports
Talks are underway to resolve a dispute at Brittany Ferries that has disrupted passengers and haulage firms in the west country
Hundreds of ferry passengers are being disrupted today and after a second day of strikes on Brittany Ferries.