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French ferry workers' tyre-fire protest blocks Eurotunnel in Calais

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By Euronews
French ferry workers' tyre-fire protest blocks Eurotunnel in Calais

<p>Eurotunnel services had returned to normal on Tuesday (July 21) after protesting French ferry workers blocked the entrance and set fire to tyres at a terminal in Calais linking France to the UK. </p> <p>The employees were demonstrating against expect job cuts linked to Eurotunnel’s sale of boats from its MyFerryLink service.</p> <p>Tueday’s action is the latest in a series of protests. Last month, workers brought traffic inside the tunnel to a standstill for an entire day and disrupted seabound travel from Calais.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The waiting time pre check-in from Calais is now reduced to 30 min. Thank you for your patience and understanding ^SL</p>— Eurotunnel LeShuttle (@LeShuttle) <a href="https://twitter.com/LeShuttle/status/623524309164785664">July 21, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>