One-day strikes are planned at airports in Germany on Thursday, February 1. Wolfgang Pieper, chief negotiator of the Verdi public sector trade union, noted that it was not known how many flights would be canceled, Reuters reported. Verdi negotiates on behalf of twenty-five thousand workers in the aviation security sector. He demands salary increases and an increase in overtime rates.
As reported by Reuters, one-day strikes are planned on February 1 at the airports in Hamburg, Bremen, Hannover, Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Leipzig, Dresden, Erfurt, Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
Salary increases to retain qualified staff. “Completely inadequate”
Wolfgang Pieper, chief negotiator of the Verdi public sector trade union, noted that it is not known how many flights will be canceled.
Verdi is negotiating on behalf of 25,000 people. employees of the aviation security sector. He demands a pay increase of EUR 2.80 per hour and an increase in overtime rates.
– Work for aviation security personnel must remain financially attractive in order to recruit and retain the urgently needed qualified staff, explained Wolfgang Pieper.
He added that employers offered a 4% wage increase this year and another 3%. next year, but it was “totally inadequate”.
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