Guards announce Eurostar walkout
BBC News: 19 August 2005
Security guards working at the London and Ashford terminals of Eurostar have said they plan to strike over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The guards, who work for security company Chubb, will stop work for three hour periods on 26 and 27 August at London Waterloo and Ashford in Kent.
Staff voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay and conditions.
Eurostar, which runs high speed trains to Paris and Brussels, said it did not expect the strike to affect services.
RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: "Chubb have agreed with us a framework for negotiation, but the problem is that so far they have simply failed to negotiate with us over pay."
A Chubb spokesman said further talks are planned for Monday so "it would be previous to comment on the specifics of any negotiations until this meeting has taken place".