Eurotunnel Train Drivers to Strike Monday, Says Union

Published November 19th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Train drivers with Eurotunnel will strike Monday in a row over union recognition, the British train drivers' union Aslef said Sunday. 

It will be the first of a series of five 24-hour stoppages each Monday in November and December. 

Aslef said the action would affect services. But Eurotunnel managers said they had taken counter measures and did not expect any major problems. They said passengers had no need to change travel plans. 

The strike will not affect drivers of the Eurostar network. 

Aslef, which represents most British train drivers, is against an agreement signed between Eurotunnel and the rival union Transport and General Workers' Union which makes the union the sole representative for Eurotunnel employees. 

Aslef has also lodged a protest with the Trades Union Congress about the agreement -- LONDON (AFP)  




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