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All-day strike on Wednesday: No flights at BER airport

The trade union Verdi has announced an all-day strike at the capital's airport BER on Wednesday.

Ground handling services, the airport company and aviation security at the capital's airport will be affected. "The strike will take place all day from the start of the early shift and will end in the late evening," Verdi announced on Monday. The reason for the strike is the lack of succes of the collective bargaining talks so far.

No passenger flights on Wednesday

"Due to the announced warning strike at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, no passenger flights will be possible on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. The airport company officially informed its partners, including the airlines, ground handling service providers, security companies and local businesses, of this fact in the evening," the airport company announced. About 300 take-offs and landings with about 35,000 passengers were planned for the day. Affected passengers should contact their airline to rebook their travel or find out about alternative travel options.

Negotiations on wages and contract duration

Verdi is demanding a monthly pay increasy of 500 euros for the employees of the ground handling services and the airport company and a duration of the collective agreement of twelve months. According to Verdi, the employers' side is demanding longer contract terms for both ground services and the airport company. In addition to administrative staff, the airport company also employs firefighters, airport security and traffic management. According to Verdi, 6,000 workers are affected by the collective bargaining.

Author: dpa/
Further information: Airline Service Hotlines
Publication date: 23 January 2023
Last updated: 24 January 2023

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