Air transport in Germany is severely affected by several strikes at the country’s main airports.
Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen they were the scene of “warning stoppages” by workers at security controls and in relation to various wage disputes. thousands of passengers national and international have been victims of the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
“Due to the warning strike of the air security control workers, today, March 13, there will be no commercial departures at BER. Arrival flights may also be affected,” the Berlin airport reports on its Twitter account. .
Hamburg airport, for its part, reports on its website that from Sunday March 12 at 10:00 p.m. (21:00 GMT) until Monday 13 at 11:00 p.m. (22:00 GMT), “It will not be possible to make regular departures” and “also at arrivals there will be cancellations”.
Hannover airport reports that “there will be no regular flight operations” between 9:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. GMT) on Sunday and 01:30 a.m. (00:30 GMT) on Tuesday the 14th, while Bremen airport cancels its flights throughout the day 13
In all, about 200 departures were canceled in Berlin, with the forecast of the cancellation of about a third of the 200 arrivals scheduled for this Monday. In Hamburg, 123 departures and at least 50 of the 121 scheduled arrivals have been canceled.
From the union it is reported that its members have spent years negotiating with the Confederation of Aviation Safety Companies (BDLS) to a salary increase. Broadly speaking, the unions demand a salary increase of 10.5 percent, while the employers’ offer reaches a five percent increase, in two phases. Negotiations between the two parties are expected to continue on March 27.
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