Warning strikes at four German airports with 583 cancellations

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Warning strikes at four German airports with 583 cancellations

A total of 583 flights were canceled today in Germany as a result of warning strikes called on Friday at four airports in the country, which according to the Federation of German Airports (ADV) affected about 76,000 passengers.

The partial stoppages follow those carried out last Monday in four other airports – Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen – which practically paralyzed their activity.

The strike campaign is called by the public sector union Ver.di and is aimed at airport ground staff.

The strikes at airports follow one another in alternation with those also called since the beginning of the year by Ver.di in nurseries, schools, clinics and other sections of the German public sector, including postal services, although in this case an agreement has already been reached with the employers.

In the case of airports, the campaign is part of collective bargaining at the federal level for aviation safety employees.

In the public sector, Ver.di demands a salary increase of 10.5% or a minimum of 500 euros per month, while the employer offers a 3% increase and a single payment of 2,500 euros in two years.

For public sector workers, the employer had offered on February 23 3% from October 1 and 2% from June 1 next year, with a duration of 27 months and a compensation premium for inflation in two payments, of 1,500 and 1,000 euros.

The third round of negotiations will begin on March 27 in the city of Potsdam (east).

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