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News flash: proposed strike may cause delays for international travel

Published August 9th, 2016

If you’re going to be wheeling your bags to the international departures lounge between the 11th and 13th of August, be advised that an upcoming strike by employees of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Services may cause delays.

Although efforts have been made to minimise the impact on airport operations as much as possible, passengers are advised to arrive early for international flights and allow at least three hours to check in and get through customs and immigration.

Strike dates and locations are as follows:

Perth International Airport

Date: 11th August 2016

Strike time: 9.15 pm to midnight

All international airports across Australia

Date: 12th August 2016

Strike time: Midnight 12th August to midnight 13th August 2016

Brisbane International Airport

Date: 13th August 2016

Strike time: Midnight to 4.30 am

Cairns International Airport

Date: 13th August 2016

Strike time: Midnight to 12.30 am

But why?

The strike is a result of a two-year pay dispute between the Community and Public Sector Union and the Federal Government. Both parties cite the safety and comfort of the public as their utmost priority, and the government has formulated solutions to minimize passenger disruption.


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