Strikes spark UK's summer of discontent

Strikes spark UK's summer of discontent

As discontent about the David Cameron government’s funding cuts spread, Britain appears set for a prolonged summer of discontent amidst major job losses and a sluggish economy.
Four major unions with membership in thousands are participating in the strike.

British Airports Authority, which runs Heathrow, Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports, said in a statement: “We have been informed by UK Border Agency that arriving passengers should expect delays at the UK border tomorrow as a result of industrial action by immigration officers. UK Border Agency are advising that passengers who can do so may wish to travel on other dates.”

Jonathan Sedgwick, acting chief executive of the UK Border Agency, said: “We will do everything we can to minimise disruption and inconvenience to travellers but our priority will always be to ensure that the UK border remains secure.”

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