Travelling to the UK in 2023? Here’s What will delay your Trip! Strike dates

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Travelling during the holiday season is in itself a huge activity. While travelling through all the border strikes, harsh weather and all the toil is not going to be fun either. If you are travelling to the United Kingdom, you should know that the UK Border Force is going on strike and so do many UK travel agencies.

This arises many questions. All those questions are going to be answered below. Note down all the dates that will delay or meddle with your travel plans.

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UK Border force strike

The UK border force strike mostly over a pay raise to match the rising cost of living, among other related issues. The UK Border Force which is a part of the PCS Union, includes passport control for UK airports. It was an strike until 7 am BST on December 31, 2022.

Which are the places affected in the UK due to the strikes?

Here is a list of places that are affected due to ongoing strikes. I strongly recommend to tread carefully.Here is a list of places that are affected due to ongoing strikes. I strongly recommend to tread carefully.

Heathrow

Gatwick

Manchester

Birmingham

Glasgow

Cardiff

Port of Newhaven

When it comes to the airport Terminals 2, 3, 4, and 5 at Heathrow was affected by the strike. However, further strikes are said to continue if the government cannot provide a solution.

Ferry ports of entry will remain open, but the port of Newhaven will have its workers on strike.

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When exactly are all these strikes?

Strikes are planned in the UK on various dates through the new year and in January 2023. Here is a full list of strikes with dates-

Tuesday 3 January RMT members working for National Rail will restart the strike.

National Highways traffic officers will begin nationwide strike.

The DVSA strike continues in the east of England, east Midlands, West Midlands and parts of London, while staff at the RPA continue the strike action.

Wednesday 4 January

The RMT rail strike continues.

Second day of nationwide strike by National Highways traffic officers.

The DVSA driving examiners’ strikes will start in London, south-east England, south-west England and Wales. RPA staff continue the action.

Thursday 5 January

Train drivers represented by Aslef will kick start a national day of strike action.

The DVSA strike continues in London, south-east England, south-west England and Wales. RPA staff continue their action.

Friday 6 January The RMT rail strike continues.

The DVSA strike continues in London, south-east England, south-west England and Wales. RPA staff continue their action.

National Highways workers in the east Midlands and eastern regions will begin strike.

Saturday 7 January

The RMT rail strike continues.

The DVSA strike continues in London, south-east England, south-west England and Wales, while the National Highways workers in the east Midlands and eastern regions are supposed to take strike action for the second consecutive day.

Sunday 8 January

The DVSA strike continues in London, south-east England, south-west England and Wales.

Monday 9 January

The DVSA strike continues in London, south-east England, south-west England and Wales. RPA staff resume strike.

Tuesday 10 January

The DVSA strike continues in London, south-east England, south-west England and Wales. RPA staff continue their action.

Wednesday 18 January

Nurses represented by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) begin their second round of strike action in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Thursday 19 January

The nurses continue strike to the second day.

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