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Travel Alert: Nationwide Border Force Airport Customs and Immigration strike on Nov 9

By 30 October 2015March 3rd, 2022News, Travel Alert

Travellers at Australia’s international airports on Monday November 9 should be ready for massive delays as Border Force, Immigration and Agriculture staff walk off the job for a full 24 hours

The industrial action will include Border Force officers who usually check passports and arrival cards, and other employees carrying out passenger screening and customs inspections.
The day-long stoppage follows a series of rolling two-hour strikes throughout September at airports around Australia as part of an ongoing dispute over pay and working conditions.

Departmental managers will stand in for the striking workers but with November 9 seeing a nationwide 24 hour strike rather than the previous short and highly localised stop-work actions, the result is certain to mean long queues and chaos at international airports.