Border Force Strike Action To Disrupt Travel For 2 Weeks

26 September 2016

Two weeks of strike action are set to begin today at Australia’s international airports, cruise ship terminals and cargo facilities.

The rolling stoppages by Australian Immigration and Border Force workers will occur in 30-minute blocks, but where and when has not been revealed.

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Passengers departing on international flights are advised to arrive at least three hours early to ensure enough time to check in and clear customs and immigration.

The strikes, organised by the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) as part of a long-running dispute with the Federal Government over pay and conditions, are expected to run from Monday, September 26, until Sunday, October 9.

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Renae Spinks

Travel for me is about conversations and connections. There’s nothing like setting foot in a new land and meeting people a world apart. From talking to North Sea fishermen in Norway’s Lofoten Islands to breakfast chat at a B&B in my own back yard, there’s always a story to share and a tale to tell.