• Strike delays hit Australian airports

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    SYDNEY: Travelers using Australia’s international airports faced delays Monday and were warned of more to come as immigration and border force workers went on strike over pay and conditions. Morning peak-hour travel was held up with long queues forming in Sydney, which along with airports in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin, Coolangatta and Cairns experienced two-hour stoppages when staff walked out. The strikes affecting those departing and arriving on international flights are set to continue until September 30. The union claims the government wants to reduce rights, conditions and allowances, cutting current annual pay for many staff by A$8,000 (US$5,735) and have called on new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resolve the 18-month dispute.

    AFP

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