|Australian Customs and Border Protection: Protected Industrial Action – Sydney|
|The following information is provided to you from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBP).“Employees of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio, including Australian Customs and Border Protection, will take part in protected industrial action at various work sites starting from 15 June to 25 June 2015. (CBFCA emphasis)The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has given notice of work stoppages at international airports, ports, container examination facilities and international mail facilities.
The Portfolio has contingency arrangements in place to protect Australia’s borders and minimise the impact on business operations. During protected industrial action, the health, safety and security of the public and our staff continues to be our priority.
The Portfolio is working closely with stakeholders to minimise the impact on the travelling public and on cargo and mail operations and is ensuring appropriate contingencies are in place for visa and citizenship services.
We will continue to negotiate in good faith with all bargaining representatives to reach an agreement that is within our means, and meets the parameters set by the Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy.