A strike by French ferry workers which has been disrupting cross-Channel services from Dover has entered its fifth day.


SeaFrance “profusely” apologised to passengers after being forced to scrap crossings on Good Friday, turning the traditionally busy bank holiday roads into gridlock around Dover.


The company had to cancel all Dover to Calais sailings after members of the CFDT union walked out  in a row over new working practices.


Customers were told not to travel to Dover unless they had a booking with another operator. The company said its sailings would be suspended until 8pm on Tuesday.


The ferry company normally operates 16 to 19 crossings a day between Calais and Dover.


The dispute is estimated to have cost SeaFrance more than £1 million.