Anyone who is making the long trip to Dover Athletic may want to consider leaving a little more time with the possibility of traffic delays getting in to the Kent coast.

P&O Ferries, which operates ferries between Dover and Calais, announced on Thursday that it was sacking around 800 workers to replace them with overseas labour and there have been reports of security guards trying to board ships with handcuffs to remove staff.

The result has been the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has called on trade unions and the wider public to “mobilise and protest” against P&O.

Dover is to the north of the town and a couple of miles away from the Port of Dover, but given the volume of traffic going in and out of the port there is every chance a few delays could very quickly become a lot of delays.

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