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Passport workers' strike 'could jeopardise people's holidays'

Thousands of passport workers are striking in a row over staff numbers, as efforts to clear an ongoing backlog in applications continue.

The Home Office claimed the action could jeopardise people's holiday plans.

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) said poor staffing levels were partly responsible for the delays earlier this year.

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Union: Passport office needs 'permanent jobs'

Permanent jobs need to be "put back" into the passport office if another backlog is to be prevented, according to the union which represents their workers.

Mike Jones, from the PCS union, said passport office employees were walking out because there needed to be "a permanent solution" to the staffing shortages which had caused the original backlog.

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