TRAVELERS have been asked to “think carefully” before flying abroad this Christmas amid ongoing disruption to strikes.
The call came from Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who said eight days of industrial action by Border Force officials would cause “undeniable, serious disruption” for tens of thousands of people with furlough plans.
Your comments will come as a blow to families who bought tickets and may be left out of pocket.
Passport controls at major airports including Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester are being hit hard, with the army called in for support.
About 1,000 members of the PCS union will fight over pay and working conditions.
It comes as airports are the latest to face chaos in fresh strikes this Christmas.
A week of holiday strikes by Border Force officials have been announced.
The action will be a bitter blow to millions of people who are already suffering from the planned disruptions to rail, postal, ambulance and health workers.
Officials from the Department for Works and Pensions and the Roads Authority are also joining a wave of unrest over pay and working conditions.
Around 1,000 Border Force staff responsible for passport control and immigration will go on strike from December 23 to Boxing Day at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff airports.
Strikes are planned between December 28 and New Year’s Eve.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/20698316/strike-disruptions-suella-braverman-christmas/ Home Secretary Suella Braverman calls on Brits to ‘think carefully’ before travelling for Christmas