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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Securing UK border during strike

Robust arrangements are in place to maintain the security of the border ahead of planned strike action on 30 November.

Over the last weeks and months the UK Border Agency has undertaken significant work, including:

  • training managers, staff and contractors to the high standards needed to carry out secure border checks;
  • asking staff from foreign posts to provide additional cover on the day; and
  • working with travel partners like airlines and port operators to identify potential pressure points.

Suitably-trained staff

Preparations are focused on ensuring every option has been considered to ensure a pool of suitably-trained staff is available to operate the border securely.

Staffing on the day will be structured to allow maximum flexibility to meet the aim of maintaining a full range of checks.

Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency, Rob Whiteman said:

‘Securing the border is our priority and over the last weeks and months we have considered all options to ensure we are prepared for union action.

‘We always aim to minimise any disruption caused by the decision of unions to strike, but travellers could see longer waiting times at some ports and airports.’

UK Border Agency Website


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