Amid the lack of progress in negotiations to raise wage rates, the Verdi union called on workers at seven major German airports to go on strike on February 17 in the early hours of Wednesday February 15.
As reported in Press release union, the reason for the strike was the failure of tariff negotiations with employers of federal and municipal utility companies, negotiations at the local level concerning the wages of airport ground service workers, as well as negotiations at the federal level on the wages of aviation security workers.
“Inflation, high energy and food prices leave most workers insecure. Many no longer know how to pay their rent and fill their refrigerators. They need a lot more money to live “Employers must be aware of this and react appropriately. They should reward the good work of workers and relieve them of enormous financial pressure,” said Verdi vice-president Cristine Behle.
It is reported that employees at Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Dortmund, Hanover and Bremen airports will go on strike. The strike will begin in the early morning hours of February 17 and end the night of February 18. Humanitarian aid deliveries to earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria will not be affected by the strike, Verdi said.
Previously, on January 25, a daily strike organized by Verdi took place at Berlin Airport (BER). As a result, 300 flights and landings were canceled, nearly 35,000 passengers were affected.