Eurostar strike action suspended

Eurostar has pledged to run a normal timetable over the August bank holiday after unions called off planned strike action.

Industrial action by members of the RMT and TSSA unions was planned for yesterday and today and well as August 28-29 in a dispute about work-life balance.
The Channel Tunnel high-speed passenger rail service had made some modifications to its weekend timetable, with four services cancelled on Sunday and two today.

The 7.55am train from London to Paris and the 8.43am service from Paris to London will not run.

Strike action was suspended from midnight on Friday to allow for further talks.

Eurostar said: “Following a meeting with the RMT and TSSA, we are pleased to hear that both unions have agreed to call off strike action planned for this weekend and for the bank holiday period.

“Our focus continues to be on providing a good service for our customers. We will continue to operate our revised timetable this weekend, which allows all passengers booked to travel to do so.

“We will operate a normal timetable over the bank holiday period.”

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