Cameron hits out at strike plans

23 July 2012 09:06

Union leaders are deciding whether to take strike action ahead of the London Olympics

Union leaders are deciding whether to take strike action ahead of the London Olympics

David Cameron has spoken out against planned strikes by border staff ahead of the Olympics.

The prime minister said he is hoping the strikes are called off but nevertheless the Olympic Games will be a safe and secure event whether or not they go ahead.

"I do not believe it will be right, I do not believe it will be justified," Mr Cameron said of the proposed strike during a press conference in Kabul.

Immigration staff who are based at airports are among thousands of Home Office workers who have voted to strike over various issues including pay and jobs, with the planned action potentially affecting the build-up to London 2012.

The exact action is yet to be finalised by union leaders, who could decide to go ahead with a walkout at various ports and airports and may also be considering other type of industrial actions such as working to rule.

People travelling in and out of the UK during this busy period may be advised to take extra precautions in addition to taking out comprehensive travel insurance, given the potentially increased risk of delays or missed connections.

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