Australia Post (AU) informs that the staff union in the Australian public service, which includes the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Department of Agriculture, which oversee the Customs clearance in all inbound OEs in Australia, has announced they will ask their members to go on strike on Friday 9 September 2016.

The strike action will lead to delay on all inbound mail, both on 9 September and in the days following the action, due to the backlogs following the delays on the 9th.

Update 9/26/16:

Australia Post (AU) informs that the staff union in the Australia public service, which includes the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Department of Agriculture, which oversee the Customs clearance in all inbound OEs in Australia, has announced protected industrial action between the 26th of September and the 9th of October. The protected action is to enable staff to walk off the job for 30 minutes at a time, the length and frequency of the stoppages being at the discretion of the staff. In short, staff can stop work for 30 minutes any time they want without specific warning to the OE management.

The strike action will lead to delay on the receipt of all inbound mail, as the border clearance process will be delayed when the staff walk off. There can also be impact on items held for clearance.