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Eurostar train drivers to strike

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • British Eurostar train drivers to strike for four days because of dispute over meal allowances
  • Drivers will strike on Friday and Saturday, and again on December 26 and 27, company says
  • Drivers from France and Belgium will be called in to operate the British trains so service will not be affected

London, England (CNN) -- British Eurostar train drivers will go on strike for four days because of a dispute over meal allowances, the company said Wednesday.

The drivers will strike on Friday and Saturday, and again on December 26 and 27, the company said.

It said drivers from France and Belgium will be called in to operate the British trains so that service will not be affected.

The British drivers have rejected the amount of money to be given to them for meals when they are in Paris, France, and in Brussels, Belgium, the company said.

It did not specify the amount of money, but said it was "enough for a good meal."

The announcement of the strike comes days before a planned strike by British Airways' cabin crews.