Transport department denies UK mulling visas for EU workers to ease airport woes

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(Reuters) – Britain’s Department for Transport on Saturday denied a report that the government was considering issuing temporary visas to workers from the European Union to ease a staffing crisis at airports. The Telegraph newspaper reported that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has discussed plans to issue baggage handlers and check-in staff with temporary visas similar to those issued to fruit pickers and musicians, “This is entirely untrue,” a ministry spokesperson said. Shapps last week said the government would be working with the aviation industry to avoid a repeat…

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