BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of flights to and from German airports were canceled on Friday as workers stepped out to demand higher wages to curb inflation.
Strikes at seven German airports, including Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg, affected about 300,000 passengers and forced airlines to cancel more than 2,300 flights.
The Verdi union’s Christine Behle told public broadcaster RBB-Inforadio that a “summer of turmoil” could occur at German airports if no meaningful agreements could be reached with employers on wages. .
The union has offered its members a price increase of 10.5%, or at least €500, to compensate for the high inflation seen in Germany and elsewhere last year due to the knock-on effect of Russia’s attack on Ukraine on global food and energy prices. I am looking for .
Verdi president Frank Werneke told the weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagzeitung that the motivation of the striking members was so great that future strikes could reach “another dimension”.
He noted that recent strikes at airports, public transport and childcare facilities could extend to garbage removal services and hospitals.
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