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German airports set for more flight disruption with security staff strike

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On March 22, 2022, flight disruptions are predicted at German airports after a security union called for fresh walkouts in a salary dispute.

On Tuesday, security personnel at eight German airports – Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, and Stuttgart – will go on strike. Passengers are advised to check the status of their flights with their airlines.

Last week, the Verdi union called for strikes, which resulted in hundreds of flight cancellations at major German airports over two days.

Because security checkpoints outside the transit area will be blocked, Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA), Germany’s largest airline, and Frankfurt airport operator Fraport have advised customers that they would not be able to make their flight if their journey begins in Frankfurt.

“We therefore strongly advise all originating passengers from FRA to avoid coming to the airport,” Fraport said.

The union is calling for a salary raise of at least €1.00 per hour, as well as an increase in starting pay, which is lower until an employee has worked for 24 months. On March 24, 2022, wage negotiations will resume.

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