The ongoing pay and conditions dispute with the Australian Immigration and Border Force staff and the Australian government has resulted in the announcement that workers will commence industrial strike action across airports and cruise ship terminals across Australia.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection does not endorse the action and has advised that security of Australian borders will not be jeopardized however travelers will need to anticipate delays and to arrive earlier than usual for international flights.
The Community and Public Sector Union who is liasing with their union members will not confirm when the strike action will be taking place but only it will involve their workers walking off in 30 minutes block of time and will be spread out over two weeks.
Particular sectors which are going to affected include international airport terminals, cargo facilities and cruise ship terminals.
It is advised to contact your airline prior to travel to receive updates on potential delays and strike action if you are traveling to or from Australia.