Military Readied Ahead Of Strike

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The military has been asked to prepare to man Britain’s borders during the mass walkout by public sector workers, according to Sky sources.

Up to 18,000 immigration officials are expected to be among those joining the industrial action on November 30 over public sector pensions.
The military have been told to ready themselves to step in if necessary and civil servants have also been approached to help out.
The strike, which has been condemned by ministers, could see two million workers in total stay away from work.
It is set to cause chaos at Heathrow Airport, where bosses have warned passengers they could face “gridlock”.
Travellers have been told they might have to queue for up to 12 hours because of the walkout and could be forced to wait in planes if terminals become too blocked.
Chiefs at airport operator BAA are even suggesting to airlines that they fly their planes half full.
Chief operating officer Normand Boivin wrote to all airlines flying to Heathrow about the issue.
He said BAA had “reluctantly concluded” that the UK Border Agency would be unable to provide a contingency plan to support normal operations.

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