UK border guards vote to strike, no date set yet
The union representing immigration staff at British airports
says its members have voted to go on strike in a dispute over pay
and job losses.
The vote by the Public and Commercial Services Union raises the
prospect of a possible walkout during the Olympics, although no
strike date has been set.
Union leaders meet Thursday to decide their next move, which
could include a walkout at border control posts at ports and
airports, or a ban on overtime. The union is fighting government
plans for budget cuts and pay freezes.
The British government is keen to avoid any disruption as
visitors descend for the July 27-Aug. 12 games.
Heathrow Airport has been beset for months by long lines at
passport control that the union blames on government spending