April 19, 2024

The PCS union introduced that greater than 600 Border Drive employees will likely be on strike for 4 days subsequent month, from April 11 to 14, 2024.

When the border employees was on strike final time, the UK authorities introduced within the military and another employees to man the desks, and the expertise for these coming into the nation was clean (even perhaps smoother than throughout non-strike occasions).

Public and Business Providers Union Assertion

Strike dates introduced at Heathrow Airport

Greater than 600 Border Drive officers at Heathrow Airport will stroll out for 4 days from 11 April.

In a poll that closed final week, PCS members who perform immigration controls and passport checks at Heathrow airport voted by 90% to stroll out over a brand new roster and imposed modifications to shift patterns.

The modifications may see as many as 250 employees pressured out of their jobs by the top of April and can notably have an effect on employees with disabilities or these with caring obligations.

The practically 600 PCS members will strike for 4 days on 11, 12, 13 and 14 April.

PCS common secretary Fran Heathcote mentioned: “Ministers have fourteen days to withdraw these unfair and pointless proposals or our members at Heathrow will take strike motion.

“Session with employees has been a farce, with our members having little or no alternative in regards to the new preparations.

“Ripping up versatile working preparations isn’t any method to deal with employees particularly, as the federal government says, their work is vital to our nation’s safety.

“Some members are heart-broken that the Border Drive has grow to be ‘unprofessional and inhumane’.

“If the federal government is critical about border safety, it ought to have a look at Border Drive officers’ job safety, take care of its employees, scrap the modifications and work with us to guard jobs and dealing circumstances.”


The UK authorities threw cash on the situation final time and saved immigration working easily, however clearly, the military and different short-term employees can not deal with Heathrow immigration for an prolonged interval.

So, if the earlier strike is any indication, most vacationers received’t discover this motion going down subsequent month.