29 September 2012 Brittany Ferries is still tied up to the ports. This coming week Eurostar will be hit by a strike from Belgian railway workers.
October, 2010 follow along here for French general strikes, interesting article on The Connexion today about ferry services to UK connexionfrance.com
Ferry 7, Sept.General strike in France today. Brittany Ferries 7:15am service between Poole and Cherbourg. cancelled
Truck, lorry drivers beware. French port strikes.
4, Jan. 2010 3,300 dockworkers and port workers have walked off the job paralyzing container traffic at Le Havre, Marseilles, Dunkirk, Rouen, Bordeaux, Nantes-Saint Nazaire and La Rochelle. First of two 24 hour strikes.
Second strike next Monday, Jan. 11. Passenger ferries not effected.
French ports strike, 24 hr, called for by CGT Union On Nov 6, cross channel ferries, Corsica..France's seven largest ports, Le Havre, France's top box hub, and Marseilles, its biggest port by tonnage. Dock workers in Dunkirk, Rouen, Nantes Saint-Nazaire, Bordeaux and La Rochelle also will be striking.
French, rail strike, train travel. French train drivers will strike, from Monday, 8pm, 19, October, 09 to Tuesday, 20, October, 2009 at midnight. "minimum service" will be in effect. Called for by CGT and CFGT unions. UNSA not taking part. SUD rail will not strike, but will join the day of protests on 22, October, 2009
Urgent see SeaFrance site Sea crossings suspended. Sea crossings will be suspended from Friday, October 16th at 7 to Saturday, October 17th at 8:30. If needed thank you contact us on 03 21 17 70 26.
Cross-Channel strike threat by SeaFrance cross-Channel ferry crews this Friday, 16, October, 09
Why? 500 layoffs, and perhaps loosing some cross channel ships.
Meeting between management and CFDT union this Monday 19, October. CFDT looking for a mediator.
Heads up, France strike, Tuesday, May 26 and Saturday, June 13, 2009 French General strike nationwide. Change travel plans to earlier rather than later. 8 unions participating will effect French ports.
Port of Bordeaux have issued notice of strike action from August 5, 2009.
Day 2 in French fishermen blockade of French ports, Calais, Dunkirk and Boulogne-sur-Mer. Trawlers blocked ships from entering or leaving the ports. Passengers and freight trucks seeking to cross the channel to England stayed overnight in the ports after the blockade began Tuesday.
3/19/2009 French ports at standstill today as with the whole country during this national strike.
3/18/2009 French port strike, 6am Thursday to, not sure yet, if it is just for 24 hours. Coincide with nation wide strike.
10 February, 2009 France general strike called for 19 March, 2009
11/5/08 Dockers' pact clears way for French port privatization joc.com
10/18/08 FRENCH towage leader Boluda France is planning to make up to 50 out of 150 seafarers redundant as part of a reorganization of its activities at the port of Le Havre, a seafarers’ union has claimed lloydslist.com
10/15/08 French port strike suspended ukpress.google.com
10/15/08 Striking dock workers bring Calais to a standstill... and Channel Tunnel won't return to normal until February dailymail.co.uk
10/15/08 French port workers go on strike bexhillobserve.net
10/14/08 France, Ports Calais or Boulogne, Kent Police warned haulers and motorists ukpress.google.com/
10/3/08 France, Calais, Ferry Passengers Stranded At Sea news.sky.com
6/16/08 France, Marseille Port: Strike Blockade On Total Refinery Lifted easybourse.com
6/14/08 France Rolling strike delays oil shipping through Marseille port ogj.com
5/26/08 5/26/08 French fishermen meet over strike action mg.co.za
5/22/08 France. Calais
5/22/08 Port strike hits cross-Channel traffic
French ports have also faced two weeks of protests by fishermen who have blockaded oil depots, clashed with police and disrupted ferry traffic to demand compensation for rising fuel prices Forbes.com
4/29/08 MARSEILLE (Thomson Financial) - Operations at the oil terminals at Lavera and Fos-sur-Mer and the goods and containers sectors in the autonomous port of Marseille in the south of France were disrupted Tuesday for the third consecutive week by work stoppages by the CGT (General Confederation of Labour) union, the port's management said. Union members are striking in protest against the reform of autonomous ports. Twenty-seven chemical products ships and oil tankers were left stranded at Fos-Lavera, while the goods and containers sectors were functioning at a slowed down pace at Fos and Marseille, the port authority said.
Ship repairs, the activities of freighters which transport heavy goods vehicles and the transportation of passengers were functioning as normal.
4/20/08 MARSEILLE, France, Port workers in the southern city of Marseille voted on Sunday to suspend a strike against dock reforms, an official of the CGT union said on Sunday, but said a new stoppage was planned for Wednesday reuters
French port union says will strike March 11-12, ports are Marseille, Dunkirk, Le Havre, Rouen, Nantes-Saint-Nazaire, La Rochelle and Bordeaux."All the state-owned ports will go on strike," a union member guardian.co.uk