Problem: Christmas, precisely, could be an asset in the sleeve of the strikers. Eurostar trains between Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom risk being disrupted by a walkout by security guards during the holidays. The same fear is in the air, since the majority union has launched a strike call for border police officers at several British airports, auguring major disruptions at Heathrow and Gatwick during the end-of-year holidays. Without a plane or train, those who will use their car to join their family could not be spared: motorway agents will indeed disengage between December 16 and January 7, which could immobilize the country.
In an attempt to fill the gaps, the government has already warned that the army would be called in to help. “These recurring strikes will disrupt everyone, and that includes our military personnel who will, unfortunately, have to step up and perform some of the vital functions.” of the country, said a spokesman for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.