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Passport union stages strike over jobs and backlog crisis

28 July 2014 Last updated at 10:11 BST

Thousands of passport workers across the UK are staging a one-day strike in what union leaders say is a bid to end staffing shortages that have caused the ongoing backlog crisis.

The Home Office has called Monday's strike irresponsible and says people's holiday plans could be jeopardised.

Ben Rapier, branch chair for the PCS union's Wales and South West Passport Office, blamed "irresponsible" job cuts at sites including Newport for the backlog.