Strike action declared for the day before Olympics at Heathrow Airport. The Guardian has reported “Heathrow could see long passport queues on 26 July after union votes for industrial action”
London, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/21/2012 -- Border officials and home office staff have confirmed plans for an industrial strike on the day before the Olympics opening ceremony. Previously in the year, Heathrow Airport was subject to bad press after it had excessive waiting queues for foreign visitors waiting to pass through border control.
The strike action will cause havoc at the UKs largest airport hub, one day before one of the busiest days in its history. One source has described the situation at Heathrow as “the biggest peacetime transport challenge”. Most international flights are schedule to fly into Heathrow Airport carrying Olympians, team support, visitors and officials. Upon leaving Heathrow Airport athletes, VIPs and Games Officials will benefit from the special Games Lane along the M4 Motorway into London. This will speed up the last leg of their journey to their accommodation.
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Quotation Source One: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/19/olympic-delay-border-staff-strike?newsfeed=true
Quotation Source Two: http://www.emirates247.com/sports/heathrow-airport-faces-olympics-challenge-2012-07-16-1.467487
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