Airline workers strike again in Germany! 295 people affected...
Airline employees and airport staff went on strike in Germany last year. The German government, which planned to bring in personnel to work from abroad after the long strike, took a step back in some issues. Germany is facing the same issue again.
Germany's Verdi union called for a strike yesterday, arguing that little progress had been made in collective talks with officials on pay raises. Employees at the airports of Bremen, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich and Stuttgart started a 24-hour strike today, at the call of the union. The union said the strike is expected to have a particularly strong impact on domestic air traffic, from flight delays to cancellations and partial closures of air traffic.
2 Thousand 340 Flıght Cancellatıons
While Frankfurt and Hamburg airports warned their passengers not to come to the airports, they advised domestic passengers to travel by train.
Hamburg airport spokesman said in a statement that the terminals at the airport were empty due to the strike, and that very few of the 32 thousand passengers arrived at the airport.
In a statement made by the German Airports Association, it was stated that the strike decision was "unacceptable", and that 295 thousand passengers were affected by the strike as a result of the cancellation of 2 thousand 340 flights.