Dozens of flights were canceled due to a strike at Berlin airports

A strike by security officers from Berlin’s Tegel and Schoenefeld airports took place on Monday, dozens of flights were canceled or delayed, according to the Berliner Morgenpost. 

Earlier it was reported that the German trade union Verdi called on the security officers of the Berlin Schönefeld and Tegel airports to start a strike on Monday morning in order to increase pay. A Verdi spokesman said strikes should be the “first warning signal” for the employer. 

According to the publication, the strike began at 05.00 local time and ended 08.45, as planned. Many passengers were informed of the strike beforehand. 

The strike was expected to affect at least 80 flights. According to the agency Berliner Zeitung, sending flights to almost 50 destinations was difficult, 25 flights were delayed at Schönefeld Airport. 

As previously reported by the Berliner Zeitung, until now negotiations on wage increases, which Verdi conducts on behalf of about 23,000 airport personnel responsible for flight safety, have not yielded results. The Union requires increasing the hourly payment for their work.

Tom Tompson
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