Thousands of holidaymakers will be relieved to learn that a 'victimisation' row between Eurostar bosses and the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union has been resolved. A source from the union told IBTimes UK that the industrial dispute had been settled to the RMT's satisfaction and the row was now considered over.
The development comes after train managers at St Pancras station in London overwhelmingly voted (94%) to walkout in protest over the alleged "victimisation" of a female colleague. But no strike date was tabled by the RMT and the union stressed talks with Eurostar managers had been productive.
Mick Cash, the general secretary of the RMT, previously said: "Since the ballot opened Eurostar have taken the issues that have been raised by the union seriously and intensive and positive discussions have been ongoing. The union's executive will be receiving a report from those talks when it considers the matter further."
The union had alleged that the employee was "being picked on" after she refused to work a section of the Eurostar route alone.
A spokesperson for the service, which connects London to France and Belgium, said: "Recent constructive discussions between Eurostar and the RMT has led to the industrial action being cancelled and we'll be working together on the matters."