All passenger flights to be grounded after strike call over wages at Berlin airport

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All passenger flights to be grounded after strike call over wages at Berlin airport.
All passenger flights to be grounded after strike call over wages at Berlin airport. Photo by Markus-Mainka Shutterstock.com

Airport staff at the Berlin airport call for strike over hike in wages to disrupt passenger air travel on Wednesday  

The ground services, aviation security and staff from the airport company managing the Berlin Brandenburg Airport have called for a strike, which would result in cancelling all passenger flights on Wednesday, January 25.  

According to a report by Reuters, the announcement of the strike was made by the German union Ver.di (Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft) after an issue regarding wages.  

“The airport company must assume in this situation that no regular passenger flights can take place at BER on this day,” said a spokesperson as cited by the report.  

It added, “The reason for the strike are parallel pay negotiations for which no solution has yet been found in all three areas”.  

The union has also announced that several workers are expected to participate in the all-day strike, which will affect all air traffic to and from Berlin.  

An estimated 35,000 passengers travelling are expected to face problems on Wednesday, when around 300 takeoffs and landings were scheduled to take place.   


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