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Melbourne Airport Strike

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TRAVELLERS are being warned to arrive early to Melbourne Airport tomorrow as customs officers go on strike again.


Hundreds of customs officers will walk off the job* for four hours from 7am tomorrow for two hours, followed by another four hour stoppage from 9pm.


The move will add significant delays to passengers to the processing of passengers travelling on international flights both in and out of the airport.


A spokesman for Melbourne Airport today said that passengers would face delays.


"This will affect arriving and departing passengers on what is one of the busiest days of the week for international travel," the spokesman said.


"We are strongly encouraging international travellers tomorrow to follow the advice from Customs which is to arrive at the airport early, and go straight to customs."

It comes after talks on a new deal failed this afternoon.

Qantas baggage handlers and ground crew from the Transport Workers Union will also go on strike tomorrow for two hours from 7am and again from 4pm in a further headache for airline travellers.

Qantas management will fill in for baggage handlers and ground crew tomorrow in a bid to minimise disruption.

But the TWU action will still impact on more than 6,800 passengers, with 14 flights cancelled and 38 flights delayed by up to an hour.

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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any idea if this is likely to affect animals? I know Satch isn't due ot arrive until next Wednesday, but I'm worried sick she'll get trapped in her box if there's another strike...



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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