Verdi is calling for warning strikes at airports on Monday

Verdi has called on the security forces at six German airports to go on strike. The reason is an ongoing tariff conflict with the Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies.

Verdi is calling on security forces in passenger control at several German airports to go on all-day warning strikes on Monday. According to the union, strikes are to take place at the airports in Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Berlin, Bremen, Hanover and Leipzig.

The warning strikes are part of the wage conflict between Verdi and the Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies (BDLS). The union is negotiating with the employers’ association about a new collective agreement for around 25,000 security forces nationwide.

At the end of February, after two rounds of negotiations without a result, there were warning strikes at individual airports. At the beginning of March, the third round also had no result. Verdi describes the employer’s offer as “insufficient”.

Union wants uniform wages nationwide

The Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies had spoken of approximations after the most recent talks, but the ideas were still far apart.

Verdi wants to sign a contract for twelve months and increase hourly wages by at least one euro. The salaries of the baggage and personnel inspectors should reach the level of employees in passenger control, employees in aircraft security and boarding card control should be paid uniformly nationwide. Both sides want to meet in Berlin on December 16th and 17th for further negotiations.