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Australia Customs and Border Protection Workers Stage Work Stoppages

In Announcements Customs Industrial Action Posted October 27, 2011 at 8:08 am
By Magellan Logistics

Australian Custom and Border Protection workers are planning to walk off the job today after the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) rejected a three percent pay rise from the Australian Federal Government.

International passengers outbound are being told to turn up early and to expect delays at Australia’s air and marine ports.

“If you have an international flight on Thursday you should go to the airport early and proceed to the customs and aviation security screening areas as quickly as possible,” Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Jan Dorrington announced in a statement yesterday. Contingency plans have been made to minimise disruptions.

The customs marine unit will also be involved in the two hour industrial action today.

The concerned parties are going back to negotiations today to resolve the outstanding issues.

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