Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Strike at the airports in Berlin and Hamburg on Wednesday – THE WORLD

date: 07.02.2017 read | write duration: 2 minutes

The Berlin-Tegel airport is on strike

source: Reuters

For passengers is no picnic: On Wednesday morning, the ground staff strike at Berlin and Hamburg airports. Passengers should prepare for long waiting times.

Berliner passengers need to be set on Wednesday morning on delays. Reason, a warning strike of ground staff. At the Tegel and Schönefeld airports, the trade Union Verdi has called between five and eleven o’clock, about 2000 employees of the ground services to work stoppages.

In the current collective conflict to better pay and opportunities for advancement, said Verdi spokesman Andreas He on Tuesday. The Berlin airports expect significant disruption for passengers. It is advisable to inform yourself before departure with the Airline about flight status, said spokesman Daniel Tolksdorf. Previously, the newspaper “Bild”and “BZ had reported” on the warning strike.

The ground service at the airports include, for example, Check-in and baggage handling-but also the Marshalling and Refuelling of the machines. “We expect a good turnout,” said He. Flight cancellations are possible.

work of the ground staff is safety-relevant

The months-long wage negotiations are stuck, according to Verdi’s specifications. At the Moment, Employees have received around eleven Euro per hour. Verdi calls for a Euro more per hour and requires an improved fare system with more opportunities for advancement, and less part-time Jobs.

the work of The ground staff to be safety-relevant, added He. The work load had increased in the past years, due to more passengers. The negotiations with the employers to the 10. February go further.

Earlier, I heard the ground service to the public service, explained He. Today, several companies and daughters at the Airports, he said. The currently applicable collective agreement must be applied by all companies.

in Hamburg there is a strike

Verdi in addition, employees of the aircraft and called for baggage handling, Terminal-bus transportation, and cleaning services at Hamburg airport in a warning strike. The recusal in the Hanseatic city to/on the 4.00 at the beginning of the end of the morning shift and in the course of the day will be terminated limit, such as Verdi announced on Tuesday.

The airport does not exclude the impact on air traffic, wants to keep as low as possible, a spokeswoman announced. “We are preparing intensively for it.” The first departure is scheduled according to the airport for 6.00 am to Lisbon, the first arriving aircraft for 7.35 from Munich.


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