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Collective conflict when security personnel : 220.000 passengers of warning Strikes at German airports affected

At several German airports since early Morning, security personnel are on strike. Hundreds of flights, about 220,000 passengers are affected, according to information from the airport Association ADV. Because a total of eight airports are concerned, had warned the airport Association ADV, already in advance of significant impacts for the entire air traffic in Germany.

the Warnstreiktag of the trade Union Verdi, at midnight, at the airports Hamburg, Hanover and Bremen, has Begun. There, the security staff is supposed to work all day Tuesday. In Hamburg 109 Starts and 91 landings had to be cancelled. In Hanover, 26 scheduled take-offs and 14 landings were deleted, in Bremen, 18 take-offs and landings.

Since 2.00 PM, the security personnel involved in Germany's biggest airport in Frankfurt/Main on the warning strike. There are about 5000 Employees are acting as agents for the control of passengers and freight charge. In the Wake of the strike, the machines were able to land and passengers require; at the airport, the Main metropolis but was able to get on not a passenger. In total were cancelled in Frankfurt this Tuesday 610 flights. The Frankfurt airport operator, Fraport, had called for passengers at an early stage, if possible, make other arrangements. The workers ' struggle in Frankfurt will last until 20.00.

The good news for Berlin: Schönefeld is not affected. The bad: In Berlin-Tegel is likely to be a large part of the 110 flights on the routes to Frankfurt am Main and Munich. Also at the airports of Dresden, Munich, Leipzig/Halle and Erfurt, and there are Strikes.

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In Munich, took part, according to the country head of Department Kai Winkler "almost the entire morning shift and part of the night shift" in the strike. Only a very few control open be. In Munich, hundreds of thousands of scheduled flights were about, this speaker was, in the words of an Airport, especially the inner-German traffic.

In Dresden 27 of 46 planned flights were, in Leipzig, Germany, 28 out of 50 flights. In Erfurt, was on strike - there are no flights were anyway, so there was no immediate impact. In the Eastern German airports more than a hundred employees on strike were involved, Verdi said. Came in at the airports delays.

The trade unions Verdi and DBB want to do with the Strikes pressure in the current bargaining round. They demand wage increases for the sector, with nationwide, 23,000 employees and a single payment in the area of passenger, cargo, personnel and goods control at the airports.

Verdi is required for the employee's gross 20 Euro per hour, the DBB calls for an hourly wage of 19,50 Euro. So far, the hourly wages are governed by the industry's regional differences. Verdi is pushing for significant wage increases in East Germany.

Already in the past week, there had been Strikes of the aviation safety personnel, initially at the Berlin airports Tegel and Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart. Verdi establishes the current escalation, the employer had submitted, despite the warning signs, "no-negotiation offer".


employers, tourism associations, and economic spans" criticized the extension of the Strikes. "Again, a collective conflict of an individual professional group will act on the backs of hundreds of thousands of pass, the air transport companies and many other companies in the tourism industry held", and criticised the Secretary-General of the Federal Association of the German tourism industry (BTW), and Michael Rabe. "Of Strikes, so the idea of a more selective warning signals in the direction of the employer, it can be definitely not more talk. At the latest, as this is the third recusal within ten days of the bow is covered to excess.“

the Association of The aviation security company (BDLS), reacted with incomprehension to the disproportionate Strikes: The employers ' side have already made in December, it clear that they had a new offer and speedy negotiations from the beginning of the year ready. Is recognized in the fifth round of Negotiations in the tariff conflict for 23./24. January in Berlin. (dpa, AFP)

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