Border staff to walk out on strike in dispute over public sector cuts

3rd Apr 2013
Border staff to walk out on strike in dispute over public sector cuts

Members of the Public & Commercial Services Union have confirmed they will walk out on strike next weekend, potentially disrupting border checks around the UK.

The move is part of a wider ‘weekend of action’ from the union, which is protesting against changes to pay, pensions and working conditions in the public sector.

As many as 12,000 members of the UK Border Agency could walk out for 24-hours as part of the industrial action, disrupting the journeys of thousands of passengers as they return from Easter holidays.

“These walkouts are the next steps in our three-month programme of industrial action and protests, which began with a national strike on budget day on March 20th,” explained a statement from the union.

Around 55,000 workers at HMRC will also join picket lines on the morning of April 8th.

Members in the Identity & Passport service and the UKBA public enquiry office will also carry out a half day strike from 13:00 on Friday.



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