In three major airports in Germany — Koln-Bonn, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart — on Thursday, January 10, a strike of employees responsible for the safety of passenger and cargo transportation began. This information was confirmed by the representative of the Union Verdi. The action may affect almost 110 thousand passengers.
Because of the strike at the gate, through which cargo vehicles enter the territory of the air Harbor of Koln-Bonn, already at night there was chaos: a long queue of cars stretched to the highway connecting the city with the airport.
Single tariff schedule
The German trade Union insists on the introduction of a single Federal tariff scale, involving the payment of 20 euros per hour of employees inspecting passengers, cargo and airport personnel. At the moment, this figure varies depending on the land and the nature of the activity. Employers were willing to make concessions and agree to pay increases in the corridor, the upper limit of which was supposed to be 6.4 per cent. Verdi did not agree with the proposal.
In the evening of January 9, it became known that due to the strike at the airport in Dusseldorf were canceled departure and arrival of 350 flights, in Stuttgart — 125.