Heathrow and Gatwick to be hit by strikes over Christmas by Border Force

Border Force staff are set to strike over Christmas at Heathrow, Gatwick and a number of other airports.

Festive plans have been dealt yet another blow as walk-outs will be launched on 23rd to 26th, and 28th to 31st December.

They will hit Birmingham Airport, Cardiff Airport, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester and the Port of Newhaven.

The announcement from the Public and Commercial Services union today comes amid a row over pay, jobs and conditions.

The union has already announced strikes at the Department for Work and Pensions, the Highways Agency and among driving examiners.

Around 40,000 civil servants are using food banks and workers ‘have no option’ but to strike, the general secretary of the PCS union said.

Mark Serwotka warned on Wednesday: ‘This is a crisis.’

He added that the union had ‘tried for months’ to negotiate with the government, but ‘no money or assurances have been forthcoming’.

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