Available reports suggest that the British Government is hiring staff from embassies overseas and civil servants to fill in for the immigration officials, at the ports and airports, who will become part of a big public sector strike affecting the entire nation, this week. It is feared that the strike in question would lead to long and serpentine queues at the passport and visa controls of the nation.
Over two million workers, with about 18,000 officials involved with the UK Immigration, are likely to air their dissatisfactions over pensions by getting involved with the strike, which, it is being claimed, would be one of the largest of its kind.
Meanwhile, to tide over the situation, civil servants are being ushered-in. Many immigration staff of the nation working in British High Commissions and embassies across some of the countries, such as Russia and India, have been asked to come back to the nation to fill in for the officials on strike.
In a related development, a spokesman from the UK Border Agency was quoted as saying that the security of the borders of the country remained London's prime concern even while they will explore all possible alternatives to ensure that disruptions brought about by the planned action by the union were minimized.
He went on to add that all staff covering the official positions of the UK immigration would be given the essential level of training required for the work they are assigned with, and this included checking the UK Visas and passports.
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