If you're flying out of Australia today, pad your travel schedule with plenty of extra time due to a 24 hour strike at airports across Australia.
Staff from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection kicked off the industrial action from midnight, in an effort to bring the government to the table to resolve a public service enterprise bargaining agreement.
The strike involves Border Force officers who usually check passports and arrival cards, and other employees carrying out passenger screening and customs inspections.
Quarantine and biosecurity inspections at international airports will also be hit with delays during an hour-long 'stop work meeting' planned for union members from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Departmental managers will stand in for the striking workers but this will go only a small way to alleviating queues and chaos at international airports.
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