Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Strikes to hit major German airports next Wednesday

Share this article

Strikes to hit major German airports next Wednesday
Photo: DPA
16:36 CEST+02:00
Flight delays and cancellations are expected at several German airports, including the main hub Frankfurt, next Wednesday due to ground personnel strikes announced by a services union.

The union Verdi said on Friday its strike action would also impact the Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover airports.

It would include personnel in air safety control, ground services, at check-in counters and in mechanical workshops.

The industrial action aims to raise the pressure in a battle the union is fighting over public sector wages with local and federal governments.

"We are announcing the strikes at such an early stage so that passengers can adjust and reschedule their travel," said the union's Christine Behle.

The strike next Wednesday follows industrial action which Verdi has recently organised in other institutions, including hospitals, town halls and child care centres.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement