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Australia: strike action at airports postponed

Immigration and border protection staff have postponed strike action at Australia’s major international airports, in the wake of the Brussels attacks.

Some airport staff have already been engaged in stop work action at airports in Cairns, Townsville, Perth, Darwin and Adelaide as part of the two-year battle over pay and conditions.

Bigger disruptions were anticipated tomorrow when staff at major international airports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane were going to mount a 24-hour strike starting at midnight.

Earlier today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged the Community and Public Sector Union to reconsider, following the attacks in Brussels.

The union has now confirmed it has instructed staff not to strike, and attend work as normal.