Domestic and international flights will be affected when aviation firefighters at 27 airports stop work for four hours next week over safety concerns.
Aviation firefighters to stop work
Aviation firefighters will stop work across all Australian airports ahead of the busy Christmas period, saying understaffing is compromising passenger safety.
They will walk off the job between 6am and 10am on December 9 at 27 airports where aviation rescue firefighting services are stationed.
Domestic and international flights will be disrupted as the country heads into the peak holiday period, with all travel restrictions relaxed in recent months.
United Firefighters Union Aviation Branch Secretary Wes Garrett said the stop work action comes about after 100 staff were cut last year from government-owned Airservices Australia, the body responsible for keeping safe 11 per cent of the world’s airspace.