Woe to the one who wants to compete on Tuesday on a flight: In the dispute over the payment of the security staff, the trade Union Verdi strike eight German airports. In addition to the major airport of Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Munich, Hannover, Bremen, Leipzig, Dresden, and Erfurt are affected. But also at Airports, where security personnel is working, flights will be cancelled. In Berlin-Tegel is likely to be, according to the airport company Berlin Brandenburg, the majority of the 110 flights on the routes to Frankfurt am Main and München - 52 Connections to Frankfurt, 58 to Munich. But passengers with other destination are well advised to inform themselves before driving to the airport, the airport company or the respective Airline. Because of the confusion in the German air traffic, there could be one or the other cancellations outside of the affected routes, warns Daniel Tolksdorf of the airport company. Good news Tolksdorf has, however: "Schönefeld is not affected".
220,000 people are affected
but Others all the more. The airport Association ADV expects that on Tuesday of 220,000 passengers with cancellations or delays will be faced. In Frankfurt, the largest German airport were already cancelled 470 of the 1200 scheduled flights. The number is not higher is due to the fact that 60 percent of the passengers are in the main metropolis transit passengers and therefore the impact of the strike has not noticed. In contrast, approximately 50 percent of the Connections in Hamburg, Hannover or Dresden. Because of the full-day warning Strikes alone, Lufthansa has cancelled around 500 flights with a LH flight number and, therefore, 40 percent of all scheduled Connections. Including 28 inter-continental flights. The Airline has offered passengers already free to Rebook on other days.
railway additional trains
is likely to require A part of the stranded passengers on Tuesday on the railway. The state company wants to train stations and more trains as well as more staff at stations and in travel centres. Additional trains or train parts will come from Frankfurt/Main to Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Basel, said a spokeswoman for the daily mirror. Between Hamburg and Frankfurt/Main individual trains are amplified to a second part of the train. A seat reservation would be useful, it is, in the train. With Lufthansa and Eurowings, the train has a co-operation, customers can change to the Rail, you need to contact to do this, but previously to the Airline.
In the past week in Berlin was on strike
in the last week, the security staff had been placed on the Berlin airports, Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf, and Stuttgart part of all day work. Hundreds of flights were canceled. Verdi negotiated together with the trade Union DBB German civil service Federation and collective wage Union to improve the wages and working conditions of the approximately 23 000 employees in the area of security at German airports.
The employer side, the Association of the aviation security company (BDLS), criticized Verdi sharp. The were no warning Strikes in the course of negotiations, but "disproportionate actions which many thousands of innocent passengers, the airports and the airlines are massively damaging," said a negotiator Rainer friebert houses. The employers have been informed that in the next round, a new offer would be presented. Verdi calls for a nationwide increase in the hourly rate in the control area to 20 euros. The employer reject this as too high. Insisting on "absurd demands" was "a slap in the face, each formed of BDLS said the nurse, and each rescue paramedic",. Both sides want the 23. January to continue to negotiate, after four previous collective bargaining rounds had failed.
Fierce criticism of the strike
We stand for the autonomy of collective bargaining and the labor dispute law, the collective partners, belong to Matthias von Randow, Director General of the Federal Association of the German air traffic economy (BDL) stresses. "However, with the now announced large-scale and once again all-day strike at several airports, the Instrument of the Strike is led ad Absurdum. This is not a warning strike more, this is completely disproportionate.“ In the view of Norbert Fiebig, President of the German travel Association (DRV), is spanned by the Tuesday's planned strike wave of the "bow now finally clear". Also travel agencies and tour operators were affected, he said on Monday, because they abbekämen the Trouble of the customers and to changes or cancellations would have to take care of.
Tui moved flights to other airports
Of the strikes are not only passengers, but also package tourists being affected. The largest German tour operator, Tui relocated on Tuesday, four departures from Hannover to Paderborn. The same applies for the transport in Frankfurt am Main. Also here are four Connections to Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Funchal and Tenerife to Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to be transferred, said a spokesman on the daily mirror inquiry.More about
strikes at the airports of Verdi in the criticismAlfons Frese
a lump of rice at the end of alone can reduce due to the change of the place of departure of the tour price to five percent, said the travel law expert at the Verbraucherzentrale Brandenburg, Sabine Fischer-people, day-to-day level. While in the case of a lump of rice, the organizer must take care of are passengers in case of a strike. You can return your Ticket and refund the money. However, you can hold the booking on a later flight to rebook. This is only the next day, or later, must provide the Airline a place to stay office Transfer. Damages there is not, the strike is considered to be exceptional circumstance.