Ferry woe continues as unions won’t sign

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BRITTANY Ferries has been forced to cancel its sailings until at least Tuesday after talks with unions broke down.

A series of wildcat strikes have been held for a week now over the ferry companies planned money saving measures.

The firm, which has its UK headquarters in Portsmouth, says while negotiations resulted in an agreement document being drafted, the crew unions’ members would not agree to it being signed.

Passengers are being asked not to attempt to contact the company by telephone but to visit brittany-ferries.co.uk/routes/sailing-updates for the latest information.

Brittany Ferries is sending its customers to Dover where P&O Ferries and MyFerryLink will accept its tickets.

A spokesman said: ‘Brittany Ferries very much regrets the effect that the disruption is having on its customers and would like to reassure everyone that the management is working hard to reach a swift end to the dispute as well as doing everything possible to help its customers rearrange their travel plans.’