Security Worker Strike Set for Monday at German Airports

By Paul Riegler on 8 February 2015
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Passengers checking flight schedules in Munich

Passengers checking flight schedules in Munich

Security screeners at three German airports will hold a one-day strike on Monday.

Workers who staff security checkpoints at Hamburg, Hannover, and Stuttgart airports plan to walk off the job early Monday morning.  The move by ver.di, one of the world’s largest unions with 2.1 million members, follows its demand for a €2.50 per hour wage increase for airport security staff.

The job action will impact over 40,000 passengers in Hamburg alone.  Meanwhile, Lufthansa has cancelled 18 flights connecting Hamburg with Frankfurt and Munich, its two major hubs.  A spokesman for the airline said the cancellations will impact approximately 2,000 passengers.

The impacted airports, Hamburg, Hannover, and Stuttgart, are three of the ten largest in Germany and handle approximately 80,000 passengers each day.

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