Border Force strikes could wreck half-term holidays

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New Border Force strikes will be held during the February half-term holidays.

The PCS union confirmed about 1,000 staff would walk out on 17- 20 February at Dover, Calais, Coquelles and Dunkirk ports.

It will impact ‘people returning from their holidays’, the union said.

The Home Office warned travellers to ‘prepare for disruption.’

It is the second strike by Border Force officers after it staged strikes at Christmas.

Today, teachers and train drivers go on strike, along with thousands of civil servants.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “We expect our strikes will have a massive impact on public services.

“The blame lies firmly at ministers who are refusing to put any money on the table.”

Julia Lo Bue-Said, The Advantage Travel Partnership CEO, commented on today’s strikes.

“We are bracing for the biggest day of public sector strikes we have seen so far this winter.”

It’s particularly disappointing to see train strikes continuing well into 2023.”

“They will further damage the already suffering UK businesses, particularly on our high streets”.

source: Travel Mole