Unusual emptiness at Hamburg Airport – due to a 24-hour warning strike, no planes will take off from there on Monday. "The terminals are almost empty," said an airport spokeswoman in the morning.
According to the airport, all 123 flights originally planned for Monday have been canceled. And at least 50 of the 121 planned landings were canceled. The warning strike began on Sunday evening around 10 p.m. with the start of the night shift. The Verdi union called on 2,000 employees at the airport to do so.
The airport advised passengers to keep themselves informed about their flight status and, if necessary, to contact the airline or tour operator. Due to the warning strike, it is also not possible to check in the evening before for flights on Tuesday. The airport asked passengers affected by cancellations not to come to the airport.
The union is planning a roughly two-hour rally in front of the terminals on Monday. The deputy Verdi country manager Ole Borgard wants to speak there. The union expects 300 participants.
The union is demanding 10.5 percent more wages, but at least 500 euros more per month, for around 2.5 million employees in the federal and local public services nationwide. The employer side has so far offered five percent more money in two steps and one-off payments of 2500 euros. The third round of negotiations is scheduled for March 27-29 in Potsdam.