Immigration strike called off
A PLANNED strike by Home Office staff including immigration officers on the eve of the Olympic Games has been called off.
A strike by immigration staff could have involved officers at the Millbay ferry terminal in Plymouth, where three arrivals and departures are scheduled for today.
The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) abandoned plans to stage the 24-hour walkout yesterday after the Government agreed to create more than 1,000 new jobs.
The PCS said 800 new jobs will be created in the Border Agency and 300 in passport offices, describing it as enough progress to suspend the strike.
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Dave Franklin, a Plymouth member of the PCS South West regional committee, said: "This proves that strikes work.
"We have been trying to negotiate for months and the Minister refused to see us before June.
"We first expressed our concern 18 months ago."
Brittany Ferries said: "We are pleased that the strike has been called off. However, the UKBA had assured us that contingency measures were in place to deal with any strike action by their staff, so we had not been anticipating any disruption to our passengers."