German union announces strike at Frankfurt airport

Severe travel disruption expected on Tuesday as security staff prepare to go on strike at Germany’s busiest airport

German union announces strike at Frankfurt airport

By Ayhan Simsek


A German union on Friday announced a “warning strike” at the country’s busiest airport in Frankfurt next week amid an ongoing dispute over a pay rise.

In a statement on its webpage on Friday, Ver.di said security personnel at the Frankfurt Airport will stop performing their duties on Tuesday between 2 a.m. (0100 GMT) and 8 p.m. (1900 GMT).

The trade union did not rule out further strikes in other airports, unless the employers submit a fair and negotiable proposal ahead of the negotiations scheduled for Jan. 23.

Ver.di, a major trade union representing around 23,000 security staff, is demanding a minimum wage of 20 euros (nearly $23) per hour for its members.

On Thursday, more than 600 flights were cancelled in the country due to security personnel strikes at Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart airports.

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