May 12, 2021

First cancellations and delays due to the strike on Monday at Berlin airports

First cancellations and delays due to the strike on Monday at Berlin airports

The airlines have taken the first steps in the face of the partial work stoppage tomorrow of the security personnel of the Berlin airports of Schönefeld and Tegel called by the union Verdi to demand wage improvements in the negotiation of the collective agreement.

Around sixty flights in Tegel and another twenty in Schonefeld will be directly affected by the strike, which will start at 0500 (0400 GMT) and will continue until 08.45 (07.45 GMT), local media reported on Monday.

The German airline Lufthansa warned passengers of the cancellation of eight connections between Tegel and Frankfurt and Tegel and Munich.

Ryanair and Easyjet flights to Basel, Krakow and Budapest, among others, and one from Russia's Aeroflot to Moscow have been canceled from Scönefeld.

Other flights will suffer delays of several hours, as can be seen on the website of airports in Berlin, including two of the Easyjet company to Barcelona and Malaga and another airline Ryanair, also to the Catalan capital, all with departure from Schönefeld.

Delays have also been delayed from this airport to Athens, Rome, London, Milan, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Geneva, Bucharest, Toulouse and Kiev, among others.

The airport management company has already recommended to passengers yesterday to be informed of the situation in their respective airlines before going to the terminal.

With this strike, the union seeks to pressure the Confederation of Aviation Safety Companies (BDLS) to present a wage increase offer for the approximately 23,000 employees of the sector at German airports, Verdi said.

The union demands a salary increase up to 20 euros per hour for those working in the control of passengers, cargo, personnel and products, while the regional collective agreement includes 17,12 euros per hour.

The next round of negotiations is scheduled for next day 23.


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