–Delays expected at major airports over ‘dangerous’ shift work protest

February 15, 2018

Protests will be set in motion at all major airports today over attempts to introduce split shifts across the airport industry.

The Federal Court will on Friday hear a case which could result in all aviation employees forced onto split shifts.

Split shifts mean a person’s work day is split into two or more parts.

The Transport Workers Union said split shifts “are causing high injury rates among workers and safety risks at airports.”

The Union said aviation staff are forced to stay at the airport for over 15 hours a day because of split shifts, while being paid just six hours.

Protests will be held at the following times and locations:

– Sydney Airport – 12pm international terminal

– Melbourne Airport – 1pm – Qantas domestic terminal

Brisbane Airport – 10am – domestic terminal carpark walkway

Adelaide Airport – 10.30am – main entrance to terminal – #1 News in a FLASH

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