The airports of Berlin and Hamburg announced the cancellation of flights in connection with the strike of security and ground services employees.
Reuters reports that the Verdi trade union has announced a strike for security service workers until midnight on Monday, April 24, demanding higher wages.
Berlin-Brandenburg Airport announced the cancellation of all departures. The schedule of some landings will also be disrupted. An airport representative reported that about 240 flights were scheduled to depart.
Workers at the private company Aviation Handling Services Hamburg (AHS), which handles check-in, boarding, and lost baggage for several airlines at Hamburg Airport, also announced a one-day strike.
According to the airport, neither arrivals nor flights operated by other companies should be affected.
AHS was scheduled to handle 84 of the 160 flights scheduled for April 24.
Strikes and canceled flights
On March 27, 2023, a large-scale strike of transport workers took place in Germany, which was called the largest in the last 30 years.
The strike took place at the initiative of the railway transport union EVG and the Verdi union. It lasted a day and affected the work of transport throughout the country.
About 350,000 transport workers took part in the strike. The trade union called for an increase in the salary of employees by 10.5%, and at least by 500 euros per month. The EVG union advocated a 12% wage increase for German railway workers, but not less than 650 euros per month.
On March 27, 2023, all flights from Ben Gurion Airport, the country’s main airport, were canceled in Israel amid mass strikes to protest judicial reform. The strikes were held to protest judicial reform and the firing of Defense Minister Yoav Gallant after he called on the government to freeze judicial reform legislation.
Only flights already in the sky at the time of the strike were allowed to land.