Industry News 28.03.23


Border force officials to walk out ahead of May Bank Holiday

Border Force officials will walk out on the eve of the May bank holiday getaway, the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) has confirmed.

They will join more than 130,000 civil service workers in staging strike action on Friday 28 April in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay, pensions and job security.

It follows action over Christmas and in the lead up to new year, as well as several subsequent walkouts at ports across the UK and in northern France.

The PCS union, which represents around more than 130,000 civil service and public sector workers, said a month of action beginning 3 April “to increase pressure on government” would culminate in the all-out strike on 28 April.
Source: TTG Media

British Airways to cancel around 30 Heathrow flights a day during Easter strike

British Airways has been forced to cancel around 30 flights a day to and from Heathrow airport in the run up to, and during, the Easter holidays due to planned strike action by security personnel.

More than 1,400 security workers employed by Heathrow at Terminal 5 will walk out for 10 days starting this Friday (31 March), with the action set to continue through to Easter Sunday (9 April).

The Unite union said the strike was a result of Heathrow failing to offer its members a fair pay increase, with the airport’s offer of 10% falling below the current real rate of inflation (13.4%).

Unite regional coordinating officer Wayne King said the action would cause “huge disruption and delays” at Heathrow over the Easter holiday period.
Source: TTG Media

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