today said there would be no affect on services from the decision by the RMT union to hold a strike next week. The strike action, planned for Saturday 28 August, will involve only a small number of customer services staff and will have no impact on passengers or services.
Eurostar has put in place contingency plans and is running an extra eight trains to Paris and Brussels over the Bank Holiday weekend to meet passenger demand.
Paul Charles, Director of Communications for Eurostar, commented: “The RMT have chosen the Bank Holiday period to try and cause maximum disruption but, for Eurostar and its passengers, it’s business as usual. Travellers are fed up with the RMT’s attempts to disrupt their holiday plans.”
“A second union, the TSSA, have accepted our improved package of measures for terminal staff in Ashford and Waterloo. The RMT seems more intent on disruption rather than discussion, even though the door to talks has always and will always remain open.”