Calais and Dunkirk: trucks are still queuing – French customs officers are still protesting
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Trucks are facing another day in long queues because of the protest of customs officers in the ports of Calais and Dunkirk.
According to the Dutch portal transport-online.nl, the French customs officials haven’t stopped protesting. They perform all the tasks in the port exceptionally carefully and slowly, wanting to show the authorities how the check-in after Brexit will look like. The result is that the trucks are waiting for check-in stand in long queues.
Coming up after 7: Truck driver Joe Druhan from Drumur Transport was delayed by 3 hours crossing from Britain to France due to French customs checks on both sides. When he arrived in Calais, he saw miles of tailbacks: pic.twitter.com/0DOK8M7YvL
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If Britain becomes a third country, the checks will be more detailed. Today you will see what it will look like, „said a spokesperson for the trade union of the CBT customs officers.
Customs officials are demanding salary increases, higher rates for night work and more staff.