Industrial action by passport office workers "will jeopardise holidays" as efforts to process the backlog of applications continue, the Government has said.
A Home Office spokesperson said:
We are disappointed the PCS leadership has called this strike given that HMPO has been in discussions with the union on their issues of concern.
Holding a strike at this stage is irresponsible and will only inconvenience our customers and jeopardise their holidays.
We strongly urge PCS to reconsider this action which is not in the interests of staff or the general public they are dedicated to serving.
HM Passport Office staff know how important it is to hard-working people and their families to receive their passports in time for their summer holidays.
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