Manchester Airport has issued a warning to people travelling today as Border Force strikes take place.

The airport took to Twitter to explain to travellers that they could “experience longer immigration queues than normal” as a result of strike action.

All airports in the UK are experiencing strikes as UK Border Force officers walk out today (March 15).

Manchester Airport reassured travellers that it “does not anticipate any cancellations”.

The message posted to Twitter reads: “Passengers travelling back into Manchester Airport on Wednesday 15 March may experience longer immigration queues than normal due to strike action being taken by UK Border Force officers at all UK airports.

“At Manchester Airport, we do not anticipate any cancellations and passengers do not need to change their travel plans unless otherwise advised by their airline.”

Also in the message, the airport encourages travellers to find out more information by visiting the Government website.

Strikes are expected to continue until around 7am on Thursday, March 16, the Government website says.

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Why is Border Force striking?

Around 130,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services union and thousands of civil servants in Prospect are involved in a long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions.

More than 130 Government departments, agencies and sites, including the British Museum and British Library, as well as the Border Force, will be affected.

It will be the biggest strike in the civil service for decades, the unions say.