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Airport staff can’t afford to go home between shifts

Mar 21, 2017News

Workers at Sydney airport have been setting up camp and sleeping under the terminal because it’s not worth their while – either time wise or financially – to return home before their next shift starts.

They’re being subjected to split shifts that start early and finish late and are guaranteed only limited hours.

One worker told the ABC:

“We get pushed to our limits. Our pay doesn’t match it. We don’t get rest breaks and we get given a four-hour shift in the morning and then we have a four-or-five-hour break and get a four-hour shift in the afternoon.”

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