By Daniel Hunter

Fears that the Olympics would be marred by a strike on the eve of the opening ceremony have been eased following the announcement that the strike has been called off.

The strike, which was set to involve immigration and passport workers has been called off by union officials.

The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union announced the suspension of the strike after progress in talks with the government on job cuts.

Thursday, the initial date for the strike, is set to be Heathrow's busiest day with athletes and spectators arriving in their thousands.

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