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Passport strike 'aimed at long-term staffing solutions'

Passport workers have gone on strike to ensure that "long-term staffing solutions" are put in place, PCS union general secretary Mark Serwotka has said.

Mr Serwotka explained that substantial backlogs in passport applications and a management "in denial" were the cause of the mass walk-out.

Home Office figures suggest about 360,000 passport applications are currently being processed - but it is not clear how many are overdue.

The 24-hour strike will continue until midnight.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 28 July.

  • 28 Jul 2014
  • From the section UK
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