Labor & Workforce

Several German airports brought to standstill amid strikes

Berlin, Mar 13 (EFE).- Four German airports came to a standstill on Monday after staff went on strike to call for higher wages.

The capital’s Berlin Brandenburg airport and the airports of Hamburg, Hanover, and Bremen will be subject to a one-day work stoppage due to industrial action called by trade union Verdi.

“Due to the warning strike by employees at the aviation security controls, no commercial departures will take place at BER today, March 13th. Incoming flights may also be affected,” Berlin Brandenburg airport wrote on Twitter.

Hamburg airport said on its website: “No regular departures will be possible between 10 pm on Sunday 12 March and 11 pm on Monday, 13 March.”

There will be no regular flight operations in Hanover airport between 9 pm on Sunday and 1.30 am on Tuesday, while at Bremen airport, no planes will be able to take off or land on Monday.

All four airports have recommended passengers contact their airlines for flight status information.

Verdi also called on aviation security employees and other personnel to support the strike and pointed out that it has been for years negotiating with the Confederation of Aviation Safety Companies (BDLS) for an increase in overtime pay and in bonuses for working night shifts, on weekends and on holidays.EFE


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