Kieran Bicheno

More delays as airport workers continue strikes

PASSENGERS at airports across the country could continue to face lengthy delays after Border Force and Immigration workers started 10 days of industrial action over pay and conditions.

The workers plan to continue stop-work action for four hours each day at eight international airports around the country.

Those airports are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Coolangatta and Cairns.

Delays of up to 90 minutes were experienced on Monday at Sydney - frustrating passengers in the process.

The Community and Public Sector Union said workers who process passengers on international flights would stop work for two hours during the morning and afternoon peak periods until September 30.

Workers are angry at government plans to cut $8000 from their take-home pay under mooted industrial reforms.

Passengers travelling overseas have been urged to allow extra time to take into account the planned strikes.

Further information on the rolling airport strikes can be found at http://www.border.gov.au

- APN NEWSDESK.


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