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