A strike by airport security staff in Germany has led to a series of flight cancellations across the country. The walkouts were triggered by a dispute over pay. The Verdi trade union is trying to secure a new agreement for its 25,000 members nationwide. They want at least a EUR1 per hour increase. The striking staff have called for a week of action in the meantime, to avoid further disruptions.
The airport security staff strike at Frankfurt has been called by the Verdi union, the country’s largest union. The walkout is expected to result in significant disruptions and flight cancellations. The Verdi union has vowed to continue the strike until a settlement is reached. In the meantime, passengers are advised to check their flights before leaving for the airport. The company says that it will provide passengers with as much information as possible to ensure that they have a safe and hassle-free journey.
The strike at Frankfurt airport was a one-day stand-off between unions and the government over pay. Thousands of passengers were stranded at the airport during the day, and airport operators advised travelers to avoid it. Munich’s second largest airport was also closed due to the strike, and dozens of flights were cancelled. The parties are due to meet again in Berlin on Wednesday. If the strike continues, they should resolve the issue by the end of the week.
Several German airports were shut down last week as a result of the strike. Frankfurt Airport, one of the busiest, will remain closed all day tomorrow due to the industrial action. This will impact many air travels, not only international flights. It will also affect local travellers, as it will make it difficult to change from a public area to the security area. However, the strikes will not affect domestic flights.
As of Wednesday morning, the airport will be closed to all departing passengers, which is the main hub for international air travel in Germany. While transit passengers will be able to use the airport, they will have to go through security checkpoints. They will have to wait for their connections at other airports to make their connections. Moreover, a few flights have been canceled altogether, and they may all be delayed for a day or two.
The strike is affecting passengers traveling by bus and train to and from Germany. In Frankfurt, the LH Express Rail / Bus service is not affected, but passengers need to rebook their travel dates. In addition, there is no guarantee that the strike will be resolved by Thursday. Until then, the LH Express Rail / Bus will continue to operate as normal. If a passenger is unable to make their connection on the day they booked their ticket, they can choose to postpone their trip until a later date.