CLEAR AIR: Airport strikes postponed after Brussels attack

INTERNATIONAL travellers can breathe a sigh of relief after a national union called off its strikes planned for Australia's international airports.

The industrial action began earlier this week, with scheduled strikes to affect all Australian international airports on Thursday.

In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks on Brussels which left 34 people dead and hundreds wounded, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull asked the Community and Public Sector Union to call off its strike.  

CPSU National Secretary Nadine Flood said the union had heeded the Prime Minister's call.

The rolling strike action was due to run until April 1.

It is not yet known when or if the strikes will be rescheduled.

 

AIRPORT CHAOS: Full list on where strikes will hit

DEALING with customs before or after a flight is already notorious for being a hassle, but travellers are bracing for real chaos as strikes target our international airports.

Workers with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, plus those in the Australian Border Force, will take part in a strike organised by the Community and Public Sector Union.

The strikes will begin tomorrow, affecting Cairns and Townsville airports throughout the day.

The rolling strikes will then target Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville airports on Wednesday and all international airports on Thursday.

On Good Friday, workers will walk off the job at Sydney and Melbourne's International airports, along with Brisbane, Cairns and Coolangatta.

CPSU National Secretary Nadine Flood said: "These large-scale strikes reflect the incredible frustration being felt by people working in the public sector.

"Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ignored our offer of talks to fix the Government's public sector bargaining mess, so serious industrial action will begin on Monday and continue in airports for a number of weeks ."

"Striking workers are targeting the politicians and bosses who continue to treat them with contempt, but these rolling strikes may have some impact on the public, particularly at international airports.

"As with previous action at airports, we would advise passengers to contact their airline for information on whether they will be effected, and allow extra time when departing and arriving on international flights."

The strikes will continue until Friday April 1.

See a full list of when and where the strikes will occur below:

TUESDAY MARCH 22


Queensl​and
Cairns International Airport:​ 4 am to 12 midday and 5 pm to 12 midnight
Townsville Airport: 9 am to 11 am

Western Aus​​tralia
Perth Airport (International terminal) - 3 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Northern T​​erritory
Darwin Airport - 2 am to 10 am, 1 pm to 9 pm and 10 pm to 12 midnight

South Austra​lia
Adelaide Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight


WEDNESDAY MARCH 23 

Vict​​oria
Melbourne International Airport - 9 pm to 12 midnight

Queensl​​and
Brisbane International Airport - 3.30 pm to 12 midnight
Cairns International Airport - 4 am to 12 midday and 5 pm to 12 midnight
Townsville Airport - 9 pm to 11 pm

Western Au​stralia
Perth Airport (International terminal) - 3 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Northern Te​rritory​
Darwin Airport - 2 am to 10 am, 1 pm to 9 pm and 10 pm to 12 midnight

South Aus​​​tralia
Adelaide Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight


THURSDAY MARCH 24

All Australian international airports
24 hour stoppage across all departmental work sites in Australia.
This stoppage is expected to cause delays for travellers arriving and departing Australia at all international airports and cruise ship terminals.


​FRIDAY MARCH 25

​​New South Wales

Sydney International Airport - 12 midnight to 8 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight
Overseas Passenger Terminal - 12 midnight to 6 pm

​Victoria
Melbourne International Airport - 12 midnight to 8 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight​

Queensla​​​nd
Brisbane International Airport - 12 midnight to 8 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight
Cairns International Airport - 12 midnight to 8 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight​
Coolangatta Airport - 12 midnight to 8 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Western A​​ustralia
Perth Airport (International terminal) - 12 midnight to 8 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Northern T​​erritory
Darwin Airport - 12 midnight to 8 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight

South A​ustralia
Adelaide Airport - 12 midnight to 8 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight



SUNDAY MARCH 27

New South​​ Wales
Sydney International Airport -  5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Victo​​ria
Melbourne International Airport - 4 am to 12 midday and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Western ​​Austr​alia
Perth Airport (International terminal) - 3 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight

South Aus​​tralia
Adelaide Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Quee​nsland
Brisbane International Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 12 midnight
Cairns International Airport - 4 am to 12 midday and 5 pm to 12 midnight
Coolangatta Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight
Townsville Airport - 4 am to 12 midday

Northern Territo​​ry
Darwin Airport - 2 am to 10 am and 1pm to 9 pm



MONDAY MARCH 28

New ​South Wales
Sydney International Airport - 12 ​midnight to 12.15 am

Queensla​​nd
Brisbane International Airport - 12 midnight to 1 am
Cairns International Airport - 12 midnight to 1 am



TUESDAY MARCH 29

New South Wa​les

Sydney International Airport:  5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Victo​ria
Melbourne International Airport - 4 am to 12 midday and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Western Austra​​lia
Perth Airport (International terminal) - 3 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight

South Austr​​​alia
Adelaide Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Que​ensland
Brisbane International Airport -  5 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 12 midnight
Cairns International Airport - 4 am to 12 midday and 5 pm to 12 midnight
Coolangatta Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 2 to 10 pm
Townsville Airport - 4 am to 12 midday

North​​​ern Territory
Darwin Airport - 2 am to 10 am and 1 pm to 9 pm



WEDNESDAY MARCH 30​

New South ​Wales

Sydney International Airport - 12 midnight to 12.15 am and 5 am to 1pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Western ​Australia
Perth Airport (International terminal) - 3 am ​to 11 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Sout​​​​h Australia
Adelaide Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Que​​ensland
Brisbane International Airport - 12 midnight to 1 am
Cairns International Airport - 12 midnight to 1 am and  4 am to 12 midday and 5 pm to 12 midnight
Townsville Airport - 4 pm to 12 midnight

Norther​​n Territory
Darwin Airport -​ 2 am to 10 am and 1 pm to 9 pm



THURSDAY MARCH 31

New South Wales
Sydney International Airport - 12 midnight to 12.15 am

Victoria
Melbourne International Airport - 4 am to 12 midday and 4 pm to 12 midnight

South Austra​lia
Adelaide Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Que​​ensland
Brisbane International Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 12 midnight
Cairns International Airport - 12 midnight to 1 am
Townsville Airport - 4 am to 12 midday
Coolangatta Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 10 pm

Northern T​​erritory
Darwin Airport - 2 am to 10 am and 1 pm to 9 pm



FRIDAY APRIL 1

New South Wales
Sydney International Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight
Overseas Passenger Terminal - 5 am to 7 pm

Victoria
Melbourne International Airport - 4 am to 12 midday and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Western Austra​lia
Perth Airport (International terminal) - 3 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 12 midnight

South Austra​lia
Adelaide Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 midnight

Que​​ensland
Brisbane International Airport - 12 midnight to 1 am, 5 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 12 midnight
Coolangatta Airport - 5 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 10 pm

Northern T​​erritory
Darwin Airport - 1  pm to 10 pm



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