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Australia: Strike at airports Nov. 9, 2015

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.