By Dan Browne on 04 May 2012

Heathrow Airport Logo 49CAFC6F95 Seeklogocom 150X150In a row over pensions, Immigration Services Union has announced a one-day strike on May 10. Hundreds of thousands of passengers face fresh disruption at airports and ports as up to 4,600 immigration officials are expected to walk out on Thursday.

All this comes at a time when the Government is already dealing with complaints about long queues at Heathrow and latest figures show that passengers wait up to three hours to clear immigration. (City Am).

Immigration minister, Damian Green and home secretary, Theresa May met with airlines yesterday to thrash out contingency plans. The Home Office assures passengers that the disruption will be “minimal” as immigration desks will be manned by military police officers and civil servants (The Telegraph).

Policyholders whose policy was purchased after the 2nd May 2012 10.00pm (BST) will not be covered under the policy for the planned strike date above. Please refer to the respective sections of the policy wording.


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