The walkout over wages affects Frankfurt, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hanover, Stuttgart, Duesseldorf, and Cologne/Bonn airports.
Passengers have been warned to expect cancellations and delays at eight German airports, including the central hub of Frankfurt, on Tuesday (22 March), due to a strike by security staff.
- The Verdi union, which represents airport security staff, has called for the industrial action at Frankfurt, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hanover, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, and Cologne/Bonn airports in a long-running dispute overpay.
Fraport, which operates Frankfurt Airport, told the industrial action would cause “major disruptions and flight cancellations throughout the day”, with the security checkpoints outside the transit place remaining shut all day.
“Originating passengers departing from Frankfurt will not be capable to pass through the legally demanded security checks and get to their flights,” told Fraport in a report. “We therefore strongly advise all originating passengers from Frankfurt to avoid arriving at the airport.
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“We hope that transfer processes for connecting passengers in the transit place will still largely be possible. Nevertheless, transfer passengers should anticipate disruptions and delays due to the strike.”
Lufthansa Group told
Lufthansa Group told the strike would cause “considerable restrictions” to its flight schedule on Tuesday, particularly with no local passengers being able to depart from Frankfurt.
“Please check the status of your flight before your journey. If your flight is revoked, we kindly ask you to refrain from traversing to the airport,” advised the airline group.
Germany’s Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies
Verdi is negotiating nationwide for around 25,000 airport employees with Germany’s Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies (BDLS).
Union negotiator Wolfgang Pieper told: “When it came to waging increases, the employers’ offers fell well short of what the employees required.”
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