移民局的罢工将于今天(2015年6月15日)开始,并将持续断断续续,直到6月26日。这期间,机场,客户服务中心,港口,集装箱检查等,都可能会受到影响。对于签证审理速度和出入澳大利亚海关也会受到一定程度的影响。

Community and Public Sector Union 宣称说,受雇于移民局(DIBP)和澳大利亚海关和边境保护局(ACBPS)的成员将会参与到罢工之中。移民和边境保护机构正在与合作机构航空公司,码头口岸进行合作,尽量减少罢工对市民出行、货物及邮件可能产生的影响。

ACBPS的Deputy CEO Border Operations迈克尔欧南表示,“虽然服务效率与会因为罢工而降低,但我们仍然会通过各种措施让影像降到最低。对于可能给大家带来的影像深表遗憾。“欧南先生说。“在这一行动中,我们人民的健康安全和边境保护仍旧是我们的首要任务。”

从周二起,在国际机场的乘客可能会受到影响,最新消息将在政府官方网站公布(www.customs.gov.au 和 www.immi.gov.au)并且在边境保护局的脸谱官方页面上也会有定期更新。

受影响的机场有:

悉尼:2015年16月18日

珀斯:2015年6月18日

达尔文:2015年6月18日

布里斯本:2015年6月24日

黄金海岸:2015年6月24日

墨尔本:2015年6月25日

阿德莱德:2015年6月26日

凯恩斯:2015年6月26日

英文原稿
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Protected Industrial Action by Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio staff

15-06-2015

Protected industrial action will commence today, and will continue intermittently until Friday, 26 June 2015. During this period, airports, client service centres, ports, container examination facilities and visa processes may be affected.

The protected industrial action is being undertaken by Community and Public Sector Union members employed with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS).

The Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio is working with partner agencies, airport owners and airlines to minimise impact on the travelling public and on cargo and mail operations. The Portfolio is also ensuring appropriate contingencies are in place for visa and citizenship services.

ACBPS Deputy CEO Border Operations, Michael Outram, said the Portfolio has arrangements in place to protect Australia’s borders and minimise the impact on business operations.

“While there will be some delays in services, we anticipate that contingency measures in place will keep interruptions to a minimum. The Portfolio regrets any inconvenience this industrial action may cause the public and industry,” Mr Outram said.

“During protected industrial action, the health and safety of our people and the protection of the border continue to be our priority.”

Passengers may be impacted at international airports from Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Regular updates about protected industrial action will be published on Portfolio websites (www.customs.gov.au and www.immi.gov.au) and official Facebook pages.

“The Portfolio has negotiated with bargaining representatives to develop a proposed enterprise agreement that provides the best possible outcome for the combined workforce in a challenging operational and fiscal environment,” Mr Outram said.

“The proposed enterprise agreement has been circulated to employees, and will be put to a vote as soon as the approvals required under the under the Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy have been secured.”

Airports affected are:

Perth: 18 June 2015
Darwin: 18 June 2015
Brisbane: 24 June 2015
Gold Coast: 24 June 2015
Melbourne: 25 June 2015
Adelaide: 26 June 2015
Cairns: 26 June 2015