World News: 12-hour delays likely during strike at Heathrow – thestar.com

LONDON—A nationwide public-sector strike next Wednesday in Britain threatens to paralyze operations at Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport.

BAA, the airport’s operator, said Friday 12-hour delays for arriving passengers are likely because the Nov. 30 strike will hit the U.K. Border Agency’s ability to support normal operations.

An estimated 2 million workers are expected to protest changes in public-sector pensions with a 24-hour walkout — billed as potentially the biggest union action since 1979.

The lines at Heathrow’s immigration counters are expected to be so long that passengers will need to be held on planes, BAA warned.

“This in turn would quickly create gridlock at t

Glad I rarely fly through heathrow.

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