Department of Immigration and Border Protection employees, who are members of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), will take part in protected industrial action at various work sites around Australia starting from 11 August 2016.
The CPSU has given notice of work stoppages at all Department of Immigration and Border Protection work areas, in all states, including international airports, client service centres, ports, container examination facilities and international mail facilities.
The department has contingency arrangements in place to minimise the impact of stoppages on business operations.
The health, safety and security of the public and DIBP staff continues to be our priority during protected industrial action.
While DIBP staff are working closely with stakeholders to minimise the impact on the travelling public and on cargo and mail operations, and is ensuring appropriate measures are in place for visa and citizenship services, DIBP strongly encourage passengers booked on international flights get to the airport early.
See below for detailed information about where and when protected industrial action is planned to occur.
11 August 2016
- Perth International Airport – 9.15 pm to midnight
12 August 2016
- Midnight 12 August to midnight 13 August 2016 13 August 2016
- Brisbane International Airport – Midnight to 4.30 am
- Cairns International Airport – Midnight to 12.30 am
- Source: DIBP http://www.border.gov.au/News/Pages/travellers-clients.aspx