Travellers warned as 1000s due to strike at Aus airports

2015-11-08 17:26


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Sydney - Delays are expected at Australian airports Monday as about 5 000 Immigration and Border Force workers take part in a 24-hour strike over pay and conditions, a news report said.

Authorities warned travellers to arrive up to three hours early for international travel and proceed directly to passport clearance.

Passengers arriving at international airports may experience delays before they can clear passport and customs controls that will be run by management staff, Border Force Assistant Commissioner Clive Murray said.

Nadine Flood of the Community and Public Sector Union told broadcaster ABC Sunday that staff had had their pay cut and working rights reduced.

Counter-terrorism and security staff will not be affected by the strike action.

Meanwhile, some flights between Australia and Bali resumed on Sunday after the volcanic ash cloud over the island that has prevented flying for the past five days began to recede.

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