Australia: Industrial Action by Border Agencies Staff
Posted on September 26th, 2016

International Post Corporation has provided the following information concerning a strike in Australia:
Issue type:        Industrial action by border agencies staff
Date of report:  26 September 2016      
Issue:               N° 65
Reported by:     Australia Post (AU)
Issue details:
Australia Post (AU) informs that the staff union in the Australia public service, which includes the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Department of Agriculture, which oversee the Customs clearance in all inbound OEs in Australia, has announced protected industrial action between the 26th of September and the 9th of October. The protected action is to enable staff to walk off the job for 30 minutes at a time, the length and frequency of the stoppages being at the discretion of the staff. In short, staff can stop work for 30 minutes any time they want without specific warning to the OE management.
The strike action will lead to delay on the receipt of all inbound mail, as the border clearance process will be delayed when the staff walk off. There can also be impact on items held for clearance.

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