The Border Force strike comes as airlines brace for their busiest Christmas in three years.
Victoria Scholar, head of investment at interactive investor, points out that some airlines have had a rough year on the stock market, despite the relaxation of Covid restrictions.
“Border Force workers will go on strike today, adding to the chorus of staff who are frustrated that pay is being eroded by inflation, prompting the summer-turned-winter of discontent. They are also walking out over conditions and pensions.
“Around 1000 Border Force workers are staging industrial action from 23rd until 26th December and from 28th until 31stDecember, likely to cause significant disruption to international travel during the busy festive period and school holidays. After recent years of subdued international travel because of the pandemic, this Christmas is expected to see the highest passenger volumes since pre-covid in 2019.@