Travelers entering the UK on February 1 could face long queues as another strike is planned, Border Force said. Border Force members of the General and Commercial Services Union (PCS) went on strike at several UK airports over the Christmas period. Now the union says the planned collective action by civil servants on that date is the “biggest civil service strike ever”. years”.
“[Isso] The move marks a significant increase after a month of strikes over pay and job security. The proposed strike will begin on February 1 and continue till 7 am the next day. The government has warned travelers planning to enter the UK on February 1 to check the latest travel advice before boarding and is encouraging all eligible travelers using eGates to do so.
The move could affect international arrivals at all UK airports and ports, as well as those traveling into the UK from border controls at Calais, Dunkirk and Coquelles in northern France.
The government statement added: “Army, civil servants and volunteers across government are being trained to support the Border Force at airports and ports across the UK in the event of a potential strike. The Border Force is ready to meet critical demand and support the flow of passengers and goods across the border. However, Those entering the UK should be prepared for possible disruption.
In the first wave of operations, Border Force personnel raided Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow airports and the port of Newhaven between 23 and 26 December and 28 and 31 December.
A strike in Berlin too
Already The operator of Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) has planned a strike that is expected to halt all scheduled passenger flights this Wednesday (25). About 300 departures and landings were scheduled for Wednesday, with 35,000 passengers traveling through the airport.
“In these circumstances the airport company must assume that no scheduled passenger flights will operate at the airport on this day,” a spokesman said. The Ver.di union has called for a strike for better wage conditions for airport workers working in ground services, flight security and airport companies.
The union said yesterday (22) that “the reason for the strike has not been resolved in the three areas of wage negotiations”, which it hopes will involve large numbers of workers and affect all air traffic to and from Berlin. One day strike.
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