CHRISTMAS holiday plans for thousands of families have been RUINED as Border Force staff are set to strike over Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Staff at major UK airports will walk out from December 23 until Boxing Day.

Then further strikes will take place between December 28 and New Year's Eve.

Alongside Border Force staff, train workers are set to grind British transport to a halt with a fresh round of industrial action on the 13-14 and 16-17 December.

Then from 6pm on Christmas Eve to 6am on 27 December brutal rail strikes will take place again.

Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the PCS union representing Border Force staff said: "We have tried for months to negotiate with the government. No money or assurances have been forthcoming though.

"PCS members come to me, sometimes in tears, saying they can't afford to put food on the table.

"Our action will escalate in the new year if the government doesn't come to the table."

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