A warning strike organized by the German trade union Verdi is underway at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport – it is due to end at midnight. The employees of the airport in Hamburg are also protesting.
Due to the strike, all 220 scheduled departures and 72 out of 240 arrivals at BER have been canceled today, an airport spokesman said.
Strikes at German airports
The Verdi trade union called on Monday for an all-day warning strike also at Hamburg airport, the ARD television portal writes. Many of the 160 departures have been cancelled.
Through the protest action, Verdi wants to increase the pressure on employers with whom he negotiates subsidies for work, e.g. on weekends. There is also a dispute over overtime pay rules.
Monday protests in Germany are further warning strikes in the country’s transport sector. Last week, airports in Duesseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden went on strike. On Friday, the railway workers’ union paralyzed train traffic throughout Germany for many hours, ARD reminds.
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