Strikes will not stop weather re­ports

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

ROLLING stop­pages by Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy staff are not ex­pected to af­fect weather fore­casts and warn­ings.

The Com­mu­nity and Pub­lic Sec­tor Union said its mem­bers would be legally pro­tected to strike at any time be­tween 4.30am and 7.30pm from to­day un­til next Tues­day, with fur­ther ac­tion pos­si­ble.

Rolling strikes mean CPSU mem­bers would be able to walk off the job at times they judge will cause the max­i­mum dis­rup­tion to man­age­ment, the union’s deputy sec­re­tary Beth Vin­cent-Pi­etsch said.

A BoM spokesman said the Aus­tralian com­mu­nity would con­tinue to re­ceive timely fore­casts and warn­ings dur­ing the pe­riod of pro­tected in­dus­trial ac­tion.

The long-run­ning dis­pute cen­tres on en­ter­prise bar­gain­ing ne­go­ti­a­tions.

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