Border Force staff at Heathrow announce new strikes over May half term

By Lisa James
17/05/2024
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Border Force workers at Heathrow Airport are to strike for another three days, hitting the May half term.

More than 500 members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will walk out on 31 May and 1 and 2 June.

The walkout will be followed by three weeks of action that will include a work to rule and overtime ban, running from 4 to 25 June.

Union officials say they wrote to the Home Office following their recent four days of strike action between 29 April and 2 May, to highlight staff unhappiness over new rosters.

PCS said: “We have set out to the Home Office that we are keen to try to find a resolution. But it was only following the threat of further strike action that the Home Office has only just indicated they are willing to meet however, as yet there’s been no consideration of the impact of the new roster on staff nor has the employer come back with any proposed changes. Therefore, as it stands the action will go ahead.

“The members are committed to the action and expect that their walkouts will disrupt passport checks for travellers coming into the UK at Heathrow airport.”

Heathrow said it will work with the Home Office on contingency plans to minimise disruption to passengers.

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