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Delays, disruption to hit Australian airports tomorrow due to strike

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INTERNATIONAL airline passengers entering Australia tomorrow face delays and disruption due to quarantine employees voting to strike for four hours over a pay claim.

 

The union representing Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries employees said inbound international travellers should be prepared for delays and urged those collecting passengers to take account of this, The Australian reported.

 

The Community and Public Sector Union said the industrial action would also affect cargo inspections, the release of imported goods and X-ray screening of international mail.

 

In a letter to the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, a Sydney Airport senior manager, Jeff Stirk, warned the action would have a "very significant impact'' on operations.

 

Increased congestion in the Customs hall and baggage reclaims areas would heighten security risks, and there could be problems with baggage handling, including on transfer flights.

 

 

Strike scheduled for 19th August 2011

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gah - my sympathies to anyone flying atm


Jo (Aussie), Jon (Pom on a 100 visa), Satch (the gorgeous viscous labrador) have now been joined by Siena Rose.

Does anyone have a spare instruction manual for a baby girl?

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INTERNATIONAL airline passengers entering Australia tomorrow face delays and disruption due to quarantine employees voting to strike for four hours over a pay claim.

 

The union representing Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries employees said inbound international travellers should be prepared for delays and urged those collecting passengers to take account of this, The Australian reported.

 

The Community and Public Sector Union said the industrial action would also affect cargo inspections, the release of imported goods and X-ray screening of international mail.

 

In a letter to the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, a Sydney Airport senior manager, Jeff Stirk, warned the action would have a "very significant impact'' on operations.

 

Increased congestion in the Customs hall and baggage reclaims areas would heighten security risks, and there could be problems with baggage handling, including on transfer flights.

 

 

Strike scheduled for 19th August 2011

That's another reason Britain is better than oz, you would never get that sort of behaviour over here :shocked::cute::biggrin:

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That's another reason Britain is better than oz, you would never get that sort of behaviour over here :shocked::cute::biggrin:

 

No Andy, never:no:, the Aussies will do anything for a prolonged smoko:biggrin:

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So long as there's no Snow or the wrong sort of leaves on the track to interrupt trains ....


Jo (Aussie), Jon (Pom on a 100 visa), Satch (the gorgeous viscous labrador) have now been joined by Siena Rose.

Does anyone have a spare instruction manual for a baby girl?

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So long as there's no Snow or the wrong sort of leaves on the track to interrupt trains ....

:yes:

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