Verdi is calling for large-scale warning strikes by security staff at airports on Tuesday. Airport operators expect cancellations and delays.
the essentials in brief
- Verdi calls for warning strikes by security staff at German airports.
- The strikes have been announced for Tuesday and are expected to last all day.
- Airport operators expect cancellations, delays and long waiting times.
Flight cancellations, delays and long waiting times threaten passengers on Tuesday at eight German airports. The Verdi union has called on private security forces to go on a day-long and almost nationwide warning strike.
At the largest German airport in Frankfurt, no passengers will be able to board again due to a lack of controls. This is announced by the operator Fraport. An emergency service has been set up for emergencies and transfer passengers.
Collective bargaining has so far been unsuccessful
In addition, strikes are to be held in Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hanover, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Cologne/Bonn. The airports expect significant restrictions on air traffic, but have not yet been able to name an exact number of cancellations. “We strongly recommend travelers to check flight status with the airline before heading to the airport.” That’s what a spokeswoman for Stuttgart Airport said.
Verdi had already carried out all-day warning strikes at several airports last week. This led to protests at airports and airlines. The background to this is the collective bargaining that Verdi is conducting with the Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies. A fifth round is scheduled for Thursday.
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