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Strike "will not affect Eurostar services"

16 Dec 2009 by Mark Caswell

Eurostar says threatened industrial action will not affect its services this weekend or over the Christmas period.

A statement on the operator’s website says:

“Eurostar will operate normally over the Christmas period.  Threatened industrial action by one UK rail union will not affect Eurostar services.”

Members of the Aslef drivers’ union are to strike this Friday and Saturday over pay. The rail operator says it plans to operate “a normal service”, although drivers’ union Aslef says there may be “some inconvenience” to passengers.

Around 90 drivers and on board staff are to stage a 48-hour strike, but Eurostar says  it will use French and Belgian drivers to cover the affected services from London St Pancras, Ashford and Ebbsfleet to France and Belgium.

If the dispute is not resolved, further strikes are planned for December 26 and 27.

For more information visit eurostar.com.

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