Eurostar workers call off strike action, train cancellations remain

Had planned four-day and three-day strikes

LONDON (Reuters) — Eurostar workers have cancelled strikes scheduled for the next three days after the train operator made fresh proposals to address unsocial working hours on the service that links Britain with continental Europe.

Eurostar said despite the move it would still cancel a small number of trains as planned, with two services cancelled on Friday, four on Sunday and another two on Monday.

Labour union RMT said it had called off the strike action by train managers to hold further discussions on Eurostar's new proposals.

"Talks will begin shortly and we hope this can be the basis of a satisfactory resolution to this dispute," said RMT General Secretary Mick Cash.

RMT, whose members are involved in ongoing disputes on other rail lines in England, organised the strike action in protest over the balance of unsocial working hours.

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