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Prepare for travel delays over public sector walk out day
June 29th, 2011 by elisa

Prepare for delays when travelling by air, sea and through the channel tunnel from 6pm tonight and throughout tomorrow as the majority of UK Border Agency staff join in on the public sector walk out.

Airlines have received a letter from the Agency advising that their passengers should “travel on an alternative day” to avoid the disruption. 70% of UKBA staff are members of the striking Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), so travel will also be disrupted through UK sea ports and the channel tunnel.

There are some questions over the country’s security during the walk out as some have suggested that back office staff and managers will struggle during the strike.

The strike starts this evening and continues until midnight on Thursday. It has been organised by four unions protesting about public sector pension reform. Teachers will also strike which will mean childcare issues for millions of working parents tomorrow.

The UK is not the only place struggling to deal with strikes, Greek air traffic controllers are currently on a 48-hour strike, and Parisian taxi drivers are also on strike which will affect transfer times for passengers arriving in the city.

Easyjet has advised passengers of disruption to flights in and out of Greece, Ryanair has already cancelled a flight to the country today, and British Airways has re-scheduled two flights to Athens from London today.

 


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