Border Force workers set to strike

Passengers could face delays going through UK immigration next week due to a strike by public sector workers.

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), which represents around 12,000 Border Force workers, is one of the unions planning to take industrial action on July 10 to protest about having their pay capped or frozen.

Although it is only planned to be a one-day strike on July 10, Easyjet has warned that passengers could face a longer period of disruption at the UK Border next week.

“Due to shift patterns there may be some disruption to normal service from 18.00 on Wednesday, July 9, to 12:00 on Friday, July 11,” said the airline in an advisory to passengers.

Around 74% of PCS members have voted for strike action as part of the “We all need a pay rise campaign” which aims to end the government’s pay cap on public sector workers.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “Ministers praise public servants for their hard work and dedication but at the same time they are slashing their living standards. Instead of warm words, public sector workers need a pay rise.

“As politicians of all parties justify pay cuts by repeating the lie that there’s no money around, and household incomes fall to their lowest for more than a decade, it is clear the so called economic recovery is not being felt by everyone.”

Sourced from buyingbusinesstravel


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