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Airport strikes double to two weeks

AAP logoAAP 21/09/2016

Canberra's airport has finally gone international, meaning it could now find itself caught up in an unprecedented two-week strike by immigration and border protection staff.

The public service union has doubled its planned strike from one week starting on September 26 to a fortnight-long series of rolling stoppages.

A dispute over pay and conditions in the department has now dragged on for more than 1000 days and the union hopes the delays at international airports, cruise ship terminals and cargo facilities will pressure the government to come up with a new deal.

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