Easter cross-Channel ferry disruption avoided after strike called off

P&O ferry P&O welcomed the announcement as "excellent news for the British holidaymaker"

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A strike at French ports which would have severely disrupted cross-Channel ferry services over Easter has been called off.

The French port control officers had been due to go on a 24-hour strike at 07:00 GMT over a dispute about pay.

Calais, Dieppe, Dunkirk and Cherbourg ports were likely to have been affected.

However, the strike was called off at 02:00 following successful late night talks in France.

Chris Laming, from P&O Ferries, said: "This is excellent news for British holidaymakers."

Kent Police had earlier warned that Operation Stack might have had to be implemented because of the planned industrial action.

Operation Stack reserves part of the coastbound M20 for lorries to park before crossing the Channel.

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