Australia’s five main airports may face disruptions today, as workers plan to protest pay and working conditions.
News Corp reports airport workers, from baggage handlers to security will walk off the job to attend a demonstration led by the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).
Delays are expected for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth Airports.
The union said the protests will coincide with the release of its submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into economic regulations of airports.
Happening now: airport workers are protesting at Adelaide airport over poverty wages. $2billion profits can be shared! pic.twitter.com/VzfTB5slfA
— TWU Australia (@TWUAus) May 22, 2018
“Airport workers have seen their jobs downgraded in recent years with a majority on forced part-time hours,” the TWU said.
“The low rates, split shifts and poor conditions have led to workers forced to sleep at airports.”
The demonstrations will occur as follows:
Sydney international terminal arrivals – 9.30am
Melbourne Virgin domestic arrivals – 11am
Brisbane domestic terminal between Qantas and Virgin – 11am
Adelaide airport main entrance – 10.30am
Perth domestic terminal – 10am