Australian Border Force workers will walk off the job at all international airports simultaneously for 24 hours on 9 November, potentially stranding thousands of travellers across the country.
The strike is a dramatic escalation of a long-running industrial dispute. In September ABF workers at airports stopped work for two hours at a time in rolling stoppages with only one airport’s operations closed at a time.
The strike on 9 November will be for 24 hours across all of Australia’s airports simultaneously, potentially throwing Australia’s border operations into chaos.
About 90,000 international travellers pass through Australian airports every day.