Britain's Border Control Sets Strike Date

BusinessWeek and other sources are reporting that Britain's border control union has set a strike date for May 10 as part of its dispute with the government over retirement ages. The union represents 4,500 border control officers who check passports and bags at customs.

Long lines at London's Heathrow Airport have become the subject of national concern with the country preparing to host the Olympics from July 27-August 12 this year.

The Guardian is reporting that one in four of all non-European passengers arriving at Heathrow's new Terminal 5 during April had to wait longer than the target time of 45 minutes to get through passport control, according to official airport figures published today.

The British Airports Authority said the worst delays actually happened this Monday, when non-European passengers arriving at Terminal 4 were forced to wait three hours to get through passport control.


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