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Who’s on strike today? Daily update for February 18

Here’s who is striking today, on Saturday, February 18

Border Force staff, civil servants and British Museum workers are on strike today as disputes over pay and conditions continues.

So far this year workers across various industries have been striking, with many saying pay is not rising in line with inflation.

Nurses announced they are set to walk out again at the beginning of next month for 48 hours – and will involve those working in emergency departments, intensive care units, cancer care and other services that were previously under an exemption.

But here’s more on who is striking today.

Border Force staff

Arrivals to the UK have been told to prepare for disruption as the second day of Border Force staff strikes continue.

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) say 1,000 Border Force officials will continue strike action in Dover, Calais, Coquelles and Dunkirk.

People can expect delays entering borders into the UK particularly around the Channel Tunnel (Picture: Getty Images)

Hundreds of people from across government and the military have been trained to carry out essential checks at the border.

But with the strike coinciding with the half term break, people have been warned to expect delays at border check points.

Civil servants

Strike action at Department for Work and Pensions offices (DWP) enters its eighth day.

Staff at Universal Credit centres in Liverpool, Stockport and Bolton are on strike over plans to close more than 40 DWP offices, putting jobs on the line with workers facing the risk of redundancy.

Civil servants from the DWP continue to strike for the eight day in a row (Picture: Getty Images)

PCS members plan to continue striking until at least March 3 until government moves to improve pay, pensions and job security.

General secretary of the PCS Mark Serwotka said: ‘As long as the government shows no sign of resolving this dispute, we’ll show no signs of stopping strike action.

‘Ministers seem able to find money for just about everything other than giving their own employees a decent pay rise. PCS members have had enough of being taken for granted.’

British Museum workers

People hoping to visit the British Museum could face disruption this half term (Picture: Shutterstock)

British Museum workers continue their strike which has coincided with the February half term break.

More than 100 members of the PCS Union will strike until February 19 from the visitor services and security team.

The museum cancelled its programme of half term events and warned it might also have to close galleries at short notice.

Visitors need a pre-booked ticket to enter the museum while the strikes are taking place.

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