UK Immigration Staff Calls off Planned Strike on Eve of Olympics


Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Travelers flying into London just in time for the summer Olympic Games will be spared from massive delays at Heathrow Airport on Thursday.

The union representing British border guards on Wednesday called off a planned strike after it made progress in talks with the government over pay and job cuts.

Had the immigration staff walked out on their jobs on the eve of the Olympics, it surely would have caused headaches for the hundreds of tourists flying into Heathrow on what’s expected to be one of the airport’s busiest days ever.

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