Telegraph gets it wrong over Eurostar

12 November 2007

Reports in the Telegraph yesterday said that British train drivers will be employed by Eurostar as ‘strike busters’ as French rail unions take industrial action this week. ‘The Telegraph report is nonsense,’ said ASLEF general secretary Keith said. ‘ASLEF has a proud record of assisting any group of workers engaged in legitimate industrial action.’


‘Eurostar drivers come from the UK, Belgium and France. The Belgians and ourselves will work normally on our own trains this week while the French take action to defend their hard-won pension arrangements.


‘British train drivers will do nothing to undermine their action in any way.’


Keith dismissed Telegraph reports that Eurostar ‘often uses British and Belgian staff to beat French industrial action’ as ‘either self-delusion or deliberate disinformation’.

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