ROLLING EASTER STRIKES PLANNED FOR AUSTRALIAN AIRPORTS

Friday, March 04, 2016
Australia's Border Force and immigration department staff at international airports across Australia are tipped to strike on the eve of Good Friday, with the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) saying the action is part of wider industrial action during the week of 21 March to protest against pay offers and rights and conditions being taken away.

The union is considering a three-week campaign of rolling airport strikes over the Easter school holidays "if the government continues its attack on workplace rights".

If the action is not blocked, Border Force officers and other staff in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will walk off the job at international airports, freight terminals and other sites on Easter Thursday, 24 March.

CPSU national secretary Nadine Flood said: "130,000 people who work in the public sector don't have a new enterprise agreement, that's almost 85 per cent of the total workforce. They know that they're better off rejecting dud deals until something reasonable is on offer." 
 
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