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Airport strikes planned for Easter

PSU national secretary Nadine Flood at Sydney Airport, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Further such strikes are planned for the Easter school holidays. Photo AAP Image/Toby Mann

PSU national secretary Nadine Flood at Sydney Airport, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Further such strikes are planned for the Easter school holidays. Photo AAP Image/Toby Mann

CANBERRA –  [AAP]

Easter travel plans could be thrown into chaos with Border Force and immigration department staff at international airports across Australia to take strike action on the eve of Good Friday.

The Community and Public Sector Union says thousands of public servants from agencies such as Medicare and Centrelink will also take industrial action in the week of March 21 to protest against pay offers and rights and conditions being stripped away.

The union is considering a three week campaign of rolling airport strikes over the Easter school holidays “if the government continues with their attack on workplace rights”.

It is the third such strike in 12 months, with previous stoppages held in September and November last year.


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