Travellers and clients – interruption to services 3 and 4 August 2015
Some employees of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection including the Australian Border Force, who are members of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), will take part in protected industrial action at various work sites starting from 3 August 2015.
The Community and Public Sector Union (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 protect Australia’s borders and minimise the impact on business operations.
The Department is working closely with stakeholders to minimise the impact on the travelling public and on cargo and mail operations. We are ensuring appropriate contingencies are in place for visa and citizenship services, however, we strongly encourage passengers booked on international flights get to the airport early.
During protected industrial action, the health, safety and security of the public and our staff continues to be our priority.
The proposed enterprise agreement has been circulated to employees, and will be put to a vote as soon as the approvals required under the Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy have been secured.
CPSU members will participate in a further stoppage of work:
Across Australia (except Brisbane and Northern Territory) – 8.30 am to 12.30 pm on 3 August 2015
Brisbane – 8 am to 12 pm on 3 August 2015.
Additional stoppages will also occur at international airports (local time):
3 August 2015
New South Wales
Sydney International Airport – 6 am to 10 am and 8 pm to 12 am
Melbourne International Airport – 7 am to 11 am
Brisbane International Airport – 6.30am to 10.30 am and 5 pm to 9 pm
Gold Coast Airport – 6 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 7 pm
Cairns International Airport – 4 am to 8 am and 4 pm to 8 pm
Adelaide Airport – 4.30 am to 8.30 am and 7 pm to 11 pm
Perth Airport (International terminal) – 5 am to 9 am
Darwin Airport – 4.30 am to 6.30 am
3 – 4 August 2015
Melbourne International Airport – 9 pm on 3 August to 1 am on 4 August
Perth Airport (International terminal) – 9 pm on 3 August to 1 am on 4 August
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