UK strikes: Here’s how a mass walkout in February could impact travel

Around 100,000 civil servants are set to go on strike in the UK on 1 February, the Public Commercial Services Union (PCS) has announced.

The union voted to strike in November but so far just 5,000 workers have walked out including Border Force airport security staff. The 24 hour industrial action on 1 February will involve all members of the union across 124 government departments and institutes.

A further 33,000 PCS members from five more departments including HM Revenue and Customs will vote on whether to join the strike next week.

Will the UK’s civil service strikes affect travellers?

The Christmas strikes included Border Force workers at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow Cardiff and

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