Industrial Action - Response from Ports of Jersey

From Jersey Airport,
08 January 2019

Industrial Action: Response from Ports of Jersey

As follows is a statement on behalf of Ports of Jersey in relation to the proposed industrial action by States of Jersey Customs & Immigration officers on Monday 14 January 2019 and the likely impact on operations at Jersey Airport and St Helier Harbour:

"Ports of Jersey would like to reassure both air and sea passengers travelling on 'domestic' services (i.e. within the UK and Channel Islands) next Monday 14 January 2019 that the proposed industrial action will not impact upon their journey and that they should continue with their travel plans.  However, Monday's proposed industrial action is likely to impact the St Malo service, with two arrivals and one departure schedule, affecting approximately 113 passengers. Ports of Jersey is liaising with Condor Ferries and is awaiting a further update. No 'international' flights are scheduled at Jersey Airport on Monday. 

For clarification, immigration requirements do not apply for 'domestic' travellers and although there will be no customs presence at either the Airport or Harbour on Monday, passengers are being reminded that customs checks will remain in place at their departure point so they should not exceed their usual customs allowance.

Ports of Jersey is establishing a working party to consider long-term contingency plans should this industrial action continue and how it may impact on future operations at the ports.  In the meantime, Ports of Jersey will continue to work alongside relevant agencies to ensure minimum disruption for its passengers."