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Brittany Ferries strike is over: full report

The dispute at Brittany Ferries is over. Workers agreed a deal late last night which will see ferries resuming between Plymouth and France tomorrow.

It brings to an end an argument that began twelve days ago. It's affected thousands of passengers and hauliers who would have used the route to get to and from the continent.

Our Business Correspondent Seth Conway reports:


Ferry Strike Over

The dispute between Brittany Ferries and its French employees has ended, the company has announced this morning.

Sailings will resume on Tuesday afternoon, the first of which is the 1545 Roscoff to Plymouth followed by Caen to Portsmouth at 1630 and Portsmouth to Santander at 1700.

The first sailing from Plymouth will be the 2200 to Roscoff later that night.

Anyone who has already booked on any of these services is advised to turn up as usual. Anyone who has had a sailing cancelled can call Brittany Ferries to rebook.

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.


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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