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No Significant Delays at UK Airports During Strike

November 30, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox

Good news from airports in the UK: The BBC is reporting that Heathrow Airport has reported no significant delays in processing arriving passengers during the public sector strike, despite warning earlier this week of possible 12-hour hold-ups. Passengers at Stansted Airport have also reported no delays.

Ministers say no border controls will be relaxed to ease queues at airports during the strike.

The Associated Press is calling this Britain's largest strike in decades. The one-day walkout has been called to oppose government demands that public sector staff work longer before receiving a pension and contribute more money each month — plans that are part of government austerity measures to get a grip on Britain's high borrowing levels.

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By Jena Tesse Fox | November 30, 2011
Sources within the UK are reporting that Heathrow and Stansted Airports are not experiencing significant arrival delays while border agents go on strike.
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