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Melbourne Airport workers are outraged and angered after learning of a recent COVID case at the airport via the media and word of mouth. 

United Workers Union members employed by ISS Security as aviation protection officers have been left fearing for their safety. 

ISS Security, the contractor who provides aviation screening at Melbourne Airport, failed to notify their workforce of the COVID-19 incident. 

Terminal four at Melbourne Airport has been added to the coronavirus watch list, with a COVID-19 case under investigation as a Melbourne woman has tested positive to the virus in South Australia.

Anybody who visited terminal four on Monday afternoon is being asked to get tested if they have any coronavirus symptoms.

This morning a health and safety representative, supported by their union, contacted management to urgently raise the matter. 

The aviation protection officers are seeking information on the deep clean and the processes carried out in order to keep all ISS employees safe. 

United Workers Union spokesperson for Property Services Damien Davie said: “ISS is keeping its workforce in the dark. 

“This is not the first time during the pandemic that ISS has failed to inform its workforce of a COVID incident.

“It is both shocking and unacceptable that safety representatives for staff at Melbourne Airport found out via word of mouth or by social media. 

“Each worker has a vested interest in keeping their work environment safe, but have so far not been informed of if, when or how a deep clean took place.

“We are calling for Melbourne Airport management and ISS Security management to meet with the safety representatives.”