Home Office staff to go on strike today

Home Office staff will go on strike today in the latest phase of three months of industrial action by civil servants in a dispute over pay, jobs and terms and conditions.

There will be walkouts for the rest of the week in different sections of the department, the Public and Commercial Services union said.

Immigration and asylum staff will strike today, with Border Force staff taking action at a later date.

These strikes come as the department faces more scrutiny for its failure to support staff and the people who rely on the services they provide.

While other civil service departments recognise our dispute is with a Government that is refusing to negotiate with us, the Home Office appears to want to make it into a battle against its own workforce.

– Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary