Security Staff to Strike at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday

By Jesse Sokolow on 11 January 2019
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A street scene in Frankfurt

A street scene in Frankfurt

If you are planning to travel through Frankfurt Airport in the coming week, you may wish to travel on Monday or Wednesday. Security personnel at Frankfurt Airport will go on strike on Tuesday in support demands for of higher pay.

The move will impact thousands of passengers who typically use the airport as a starting point for their journeys. The strike is scheduled to start at 1 a.m. local time and end at 7 p.m.

Fraport, which operates the airport, said it expected severe disruption that day and is asking passengers who would start their journey not to come to the airport. Connecting passengers will likely face delays and some connecting flights may be cancelled as well.

The union Verdi represents over 23,000 airport security staff at German airports. It is demanding a pay increase of €3 per hour, an 18% increase that would result in an hourly pay rate of €20.

On Wednesday, almost 650 flights were cancelled as security personnel at airports in Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Stuttgart went on strike.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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