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UK Border Agency staff on strike on 30 June | Immigration Matters

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The Public and Commercial Services union is currently holding a 24-hour strike which will end this evening. The end times will vary as each port has different shift patterns, the UK Border Agency has announced.

The strike affects UK Border Agency staff in the UK. The priorities of the UK Border Agency remain the security of the UK border and managing migration, the announcement continued.

The agency added that 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. Contingency plans are in place to keep delays to a minimum.

Passengers arriving in the UK today are asked to assist border staff by:

  • having travel documents, including passports, available and taken out of any wallets; and
  • using automatic e-Passport gates (where available).

Overseas visa services are not affected by the strike.

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