Some 2,340 flights have been cancelled at Bremen, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart airports as a consequence of a 24-hour strike.
A 24-hour strike at seven German airports is about to have an effect on virtually 300,000 passengers as unionised employees press their demand for prime wages.
“The terminals are empty this morning,” mentioned a spokesperson for the airport in Hamburg on Friday, including that only a few of the 32,000 passengers affected had turned up.
Round 295,000 passengers are affected by the cancellation of some 2,340 flights at Bremen, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart airports, based on the ADV airports affiliation.
“Once we have a look at the airport terminals this morning, it reminds us extra of the worst days of the coronavirus and fewer of a warning strike,” ADV’s Ralph Beisel informed broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.
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German commerce union Verdi introduced the strike on Wednesday after it mentioned collective bargaining efforts for floor service workers, public sector officers and aviation safety employees had made little progress.
“If nothing is finished about pay now, we are going to all be in for an additional chaotic summer season,” Verdi Deputy Chair Christine Behle informed Inforadio on Friday. “It is about sending a extremely robust sign.”
The strike coincides with the 59th Munich Safety Convention (MSC).
Romania’s overseas minister, who was set to reach on one of many cancelled flights, will fly to Austria as an alternative after which make the more-than-four-hour drive to Munich, a Romanian embassy official mentioned.
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