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French Customs Staff Impose Brexit Work-to-Rule

Posted March 14, 2019

Under EU Customs Issues, International Trade Issues


Work-to-rule protests by customs officials that have led to travel chaos at airports and Eurostar services in France have continued on Tuesday, while union representatives meet Ministers in an attempt to end the impasse.

The protests began on March 4, and have affected passengers travelling through the ports of Calais and Dunkirk as well as the Eurostar terminal at Paris’s Gare du Nord. Skiers hitting the Alps via airports in Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery have also been affected by the work to rule protest.

There were long queues at the capital’s Eurostar hub again on Tuesday, even as the meeting with budget minister Gerald Darmanin got under way. Unions want additional staff and equipment, new infrastructure and better financial benefits. Click here to read more.