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Border control union sets strike date
LONDON — Britain’s border control union Wednesday set a strike date for May 10 as part of its dispute with the government over retirement ages.
The strike by the union, which represents 4,500 border control officers who check passports and bags at customs, comes at a time of great tension at British checkpoints.
Long lines at London’s Heathrow Airport - with some visitors reporting waits of more than two hours to have their passports checked - have become the subject of national concern with the country preparing to host the Olympics from July 27 to Aug. 12.
Lucy Moreton, the deputy general secretary of the Immigration Service Union, said that workers at major airports and seaports will be affected by the 24-hour strike. Border controls in Paris and Brussels connected to the Eurostar train service will also be affected.
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