Industrial action to impact freight movements 
We have received a notification from BIFA regarding the possibility of impacts to movement of freight through ports and airports as a result of planned industrial action by. 
Industrial action is planned to take place on the 1st February 2023 involving members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union . 
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Impact of industrial action on 1 February 2023 at UK ports and airports 
• You may have seen reports that up to 100,000 civil service members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will be going on strike on Wednesday 1 February 2021. HMRC members will not be taking part but the industrial action will include UK-based Home Office members, including Border Force staff. 
• The industrial action is likely to impact the movement of goods through UK ports and airports on 1 February, as well as those travelling to the UK from UK Border controls in Calais, Dunkirk and Coquelles in Northern France. There may also be some disruption on the morning of 2 February as business returns to normal. 
If you are able to move goods outside of this period, then we would advise that you do so. 
If you cannot delay your movements, then please be aware that the industrial action could lead to disruption and delays at ports and Inland Border Facilities (IBFs). 
Businesses can also check IBF site availability using the below link. 
If you are unsure about whether your shipment will be impacted, please feel free to contact a member of our team and we would be happy to assist you. 
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