Public and Commercial Services union to observe a day-long strike 27th June 2011: Coming back to the UK from holidays, be prepared for delays at border control, with the Public and Commercial Services union calling a day-long strike.
It will begin on the evening of Wednesday 29 June and end at midnight on Thursday 30 June.
Arriving in the UK on 30 June, you can cut down on delay and assist the UK Border Agency by “having travel documents, including passports, available and taken out of any wallets using automatic e-Passport gates, where available.
The UKBA has asserted: `The strike will affect UK Border Agency staff in the UK. The priorities of the UK Border Agency will remain the security of the UK border and managing migration.
`People travelling into the UK may experience delays at border control. The impact of the strike will be different at individual ports, airports and international rail terminals. We have put contingency plans in place and will work hard to keep delays to a minimum….
`We aim to keep our services in the UK, including public enquiry offices and enforcement, running on the day of the strike. Our overseas visa service is not affected by the strike’.