Extra staff to be deployed to tackle Heathrow immigration crisis
Damian Green, the immigration minister, announced that up to 80 back office staff would be made available to provide reinforcements at Heathrow airport just hours after Theresa May was called in by David Cameron.
In many cases they will form part of rapid deployment "hit squads" who can be sent at short notice to anywhere in the airport as queues build up.
But the change of heart was dismissed by Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union.
"Drafting in staff from other areas of an already overstretched agency is like putting a sticking plaster on a serious injury, it will do nothing to stop the inevitable from happening.”
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"Extra staff to be deployed to tackle Heathrow immigration crisis", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 04/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/extra-staff-to-be-deployed-to-tackle-heathrow-immigration-crisis