Workers in the Border Force are to strike over Christmas in a row over pay, jobs and conditions, the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) said.
The union announced its members working at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff airports would strike for eight days from December 23 to New Year’s Eve.
The union has already announced strikes at the Department for Work and Pensions, the Highways Agency and among driving examiners.
Staff at the border are among 100,000 civil servants in the Passport Office, the DVLA and job centres who voted to strike in November. Disruption will affect public services ranging from the Land Registry and the coastguard to the British Museum.
Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the union, said that 40,000 civil servants