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MEDIA ALERT - AIRPORT WORKERS TO PROTEST TOMORROW

August 20, 2019

*** MEDIA ALERT ***

AIRPORT WORKERS TO PROTEST TOMORROW

WHAT:  Airport workers around the country will hold noisy protests against unsafe and unfair working conditions. Workers will demand an end to low rates and part-time work which is forcing them to struggle and an end to deliberate understaffing which is causing high injuries and safety and security breaches.

WHERE/ WHEN (Local Time):  

  • Sydney Airport:            15pm, International Terminals Arrivals
  • Melbourne Airport:     1pm, Park Royale Hotel
  • Perth Airport:                11am, 2 George Wiencke Dr (Alpha Building)
  • Coolangatta Airport:   11am, Main Terminal
  • Adelaide Airport:          11am, start at taxi rank

BACKGROUND: Australia’s airports are highly profitable - the four main airports made over $2.2 billion in profits in 2017/18, according to the ACCC. But these profits are not being shared with workers at the airport, who struggle on low pay and as few as 15 hours a week. Workers across Australia have served claims on the airports demanding the same pay for the same job and to ensure that safety, not low cost, is the number one priority when contracts at the airport are awarded.