Australia – Strike

26 September, 2016

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries that staff of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Department of Agriculture, responsible for overseeing customs clearance at all inbound offices of exchange in Australia, have announced protected industrial action between 26 September and 9 October 2016. This enables staff to walk out for 30 minutes at a time, the length and frequency of the stoppages being at the discretion of the staff. In other words, staff can stop work for 30 minutes any time they want, without any specific warning to the management of the office of exchange.

The strike action will lead to delays to all inbound mail, as the border clearance process will be delayed when the staff walk out. There may also be an impact on items held for clearance.

Australia Post thanks all member countries for their understanding.