Passenger screening personnel strike closes Hamburg Airport
The latest work stoppage to hit Germany’s air traffic has forced Hamburg Airport to close. This came after passenger-screening workers walked off the job in a dispute over pay.
The Ver.di services sector trade union took its members who screen passengers and baggage at the airports in Hamburg, Stuttgart and Hanover out on strike on Monday to back up its demand for more pay.
Even before the strikes began, it had been clear that in terms of volume of traffic, Hamburg would be hardest hit by the work stoppage, with an airport spokesperson saying around 40,000 passengers could face delays or cancellations.
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Source News: DW