German airports strike over wages grounds virtually 300,000 passengers

“The terminals are empty this morning,” stated a spokesperson for the airport in Hamburg, including that only a few of the 32,000 passengers affected had turned up.

Round 295,000 passengers are affected by the cancelation of some 2,340 flights at Bremen, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart airports, based on the ADV airports affiliation.

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“After we take 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.

German commerce union Verdi introduced the strike on Wednesday after it stated collective bargaining efforts for floor service workers, public sector officers and aviation safety employees had made little progress.

“If nothing is completed 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’s 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 canceled flights, will fly to Austria as an alternative after which make the more-than-four-hour drive to Munich, a Romanian embassy official stated.

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