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Strikes at German airports : trade Unions criticise Verdi

After the massive expansion of the airport strikes, Verdi attracts more and more criticism. Employers are indignant, but also in trade Union circles, it is Verdi's doubt on the course of action. "In the case of large Collective disputes in the field of General interest, with many Concerned, evaporates very quickly, the understanding of the population for the trade Union Position," said the social scientist Wolfgang Schroeder the daily mirror. "The call for a policy Intervention - and that might mean a restriction of the right to strike in the areas of General interest - is already louder and louder."

Schroeder has a chair at the University of Kassel and is closely associated with the IG Metall, whose principle Department he has headed for several years. "In a Jamaican government, I think, is a state regulation of the right to strike in sectors of General interest for probably," said Schröder. This would then be referred to the employer, the stressed due to the Strikes at the airports "for the umpteenth Time" that "we need a legal framework for the labour dispute law, this is confirmed, the expectation of the employer to the government and the legislature"

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whether fighting should remain "of course", as the Confederation of German employers ' associations (BDA). They were " socially and economically highly undesirable and must therefore always be only the last resort of the struggle." For the Federal Association of the air transport industry is conducted with today's protests "the Instrument of the Strike to the point of absurdity". Of a warning strike, you can no longer speak of the Dimension, the work stoppages at eight airports were"totally disproportionate".

at the Latest, as this is the third recusal within ten days " spanned the arc is excessive," it said at the Association of the tourism industry. The collective conflict of an individual professional group will operate "on the backs of hundreds of thousands of pass, the air transport companies and many other enterprises of tourism industry held."

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It's about 23 000 Employees

Verdi, the employees of flight safety at the airports in Frankfurt (Main), Hannover, Bremen, Hamburg, Munich, Leipzig/Halle, Dresden and Erfurt, has called for full-day warning Strikes. According to the airport Association of around 200 000 passengers of flight cancellations and delays affected. A further ten thousand passenger, it would add to the airports, from where flights to more than airports go out.

Verdi calls for in the collective bargaining for the approximately 23 000 control forces an increase in the hourly wage in the area of passenger and freight control at 20 Euro. Employers reject it, because the surcharge would be up to 44 percent. For the 23. January is terminated, the then fifth round of Negotiations.

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"trade unions have to prove that collective Action is worthwhile," says the trade Union researcher Wolfgang Schröder. This would then also "to show the power of Enforcement. And this may, or most certainly has to hurt, otherwise the concern is difficult to successfully pursue,“ said the scientist in an interview with this newspaper. Here, Verdi move between two poles. On the one hand, the trade Union "like other trade unions, was also on the Defensive because they have lost, as the organization of work design to influence".

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From this Defensive Strikes as the present one should lead. "On the other hand, trade unions must not act in a predictable, reliable and compliant, in order not to endanger the social partnership", said Schröder. "There must be no excessive Demonstration of power of a group that has a special Power."

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