Hundreds of Flights Canceled at Airports in Germany
OREANDA-NEWS Hundreds of flights have been canceled at three German airports due to a strike by security personnel. This is stated on the websites of the air harbors of Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Cologne/Bonn.
In particular, in Dusseldorf canceled 350 flights in Stuttgart — about 500, in Cologne/Bonn — more than 130. Thus, the abolition has affected approximately 110 thousand passengers.
At the airport of Stuttgart strike began at 03:00 (05:00 GMT), the other two - at 00:00 (02: 00 GMT). It is expected that in the course of the day will be cancelled over 500 flights. The strike will affect a total of 110 thousand passengers. Airlines ask customers to check their flight status online in advance.
The Russian flights, implemented by companies S7, "Aeroflot" and "Pobeda", while there is in the schedule.
German Trade Union Ver.di has planned for January 10 a strike of security officers at the airports of Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Cologne (Cologne/Bonn airport). The main goal is to increase workers' wages from €17,12 to €20 per hour.
The organizers of the strike warned that their actions could lead to obstruction of air traffic in these air harbors. On Monday, January 7, similar action workers arranged at two airports in Berlin-Tegel and schönefeld, which led to violations of the flight schedule.
According to the Union, the Federal Association of companies providing safety services (BDLS), did not respond properly to the strike, which was held on Monday by employees of Berlin's Tegel and Schönefeld airports. Then as a result of the protest in Berlin were canceled dozens of flights.
Earlier tariff negotiations between Verdi and BDLS ended without any results. The next round is scheduled for January 23.