Members of the School Travel Forum, a not for profit organisation representing and regulating school travel tour operators, are lobbying MPs to take immediate action over the illegal wild cat strikes in Calais.
STF members organise over 15,000 trips with schools every year, representing a value of over £400m to the UK economy. The strikes are occurring at the busiest time of year for school trips, with a huge number travelling from Dover to Calais.
The individual companies and the School Travel Forum are demanding urgent government and EU action to make the French authorities end the illegal strikes, which are causing substantial ongoing costs to the industry.
Ian Pearson, School Travel Forum general manager, said: “The evidence shows that school trips are an extremely valuable educational and life experience for our children. The massive amount of planning...