The Public and Commercial Service (PCS) union has announced targeted Civil Service industrial action (from Monday 13 to Friday 24 February 2023 inclusive) that may impact some APHA services.
The services delivered by APHA’s Centre for International Trade Team that has been targeted for industrial action may be affected, including the provision of certification, licences and expert advice on imports and exports of animal products.
The British Egg Industry Council has also advised the strikes are likely to cause delays in the lifting of PZs/SZs, as APHA direct resources to meeting movement licence applications.
To minimise the risk of potential delays, APHA is encouraging those who use these services to plan-ahead and submit any service-related requests to APHA in advance of the period of strike action.
Details of how to get in touch around APHA’s various services can be found in the Contact APHA section on GOV.UK.