Flight delays on the cards

Ipswich residents heading to the airport this week may be hit with long delays and queues, as the Australian Border Force plans strikes from today until October 9 across Australia.

Cheapflights ANZ said the best thing for families to do was to be prepared. "We recommend arriving to the airport early and checking in an extra hour in advance of your flight to avoid the lines, especially if you're travelling with children."

The strike is also likely to cause stoppages at cruise ship terminals and cargo facilities and is expected to be in the form of extensive rolling stoppages.

In a media release the union stated: "The CPSU has today provided notification it will extend planned airport strikes by one week, stepping up pressure on the Turnbull Government to bring the ongoing bargaining dispute to a head."

The industrial action is the most intense and widespread strike action undertaken by CPSU members to date in order to force a resolution to the bargaining dispute that has run for more than 1000 days.