Tomorrow’s civil service strike looks set to disrupt the UK’s sea ports, airports and ro-ro ports between tomorrow and Thursday morning, as over 100,000 workers are expected to be involved in the industrial action.
While UK customs are not expected to be directly involved in the strike, union members in 124 government departments are set to walk out, which notable includes Border Force.
Therefore, customs are expecting there to be disruption to travel and potential delays in customs clearances tomorrow, which could continue into Thursday morning as staffing levels return to normal.
The dispute is predominantly over pay, with the government offering civil servants a 2% to 3% pay increase, while the union is demanding an inflation aligned rise of 10%.
Envío will be monitoring the situation closely. Should you be concerned about any urgent shipments, then please do not hesitate to contact us.