UK Immigration Officers In French Ports Set To Strike

UK immigration officers in French ports set to strike

More than 200 UK immigration officers in French ports are to strike.

They are angry at plans to reduce their overseas allowances, which could cost them 500 a month.

The action on Friday could see entry points to Britain left dangerously exposed and cause delays to half-term holidaymakers returning to the UK. Severe delays are expected at Calais, Dunkirk and Boulogne and at the Channel Tunnel terminal at Coquelles.

The officers, who search vehicles for illegal immigrants and possible terrorists, plan further action unless the UK Border Agency withdraws its cuts.