Lower Saxony and Bremen
Warning strikes expected at Hannover and Bremen airports
Hannover (dpa / lni) – There could be flight delays and cancellations at Hannover and Bremen airports on Monday due to warning strikes. The Verdi union has asked the security forces at passenger control to stop work all day. The call also applies to the airports of Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Berlin and Leipzig.
The warning strikes are part of a wage dispute between Verdi and the Federal Association of Aviation Safety Companies (BDLS). The union is negotiating with the employers’ association on a new collective agreement for around 25,000 security forces across the country, three rounds of negotiations so far have been unsuccessful. Both sides want to meet on March 16-17 in Berlin to continue negotiations.
According to Verdi, more than 100 specialists are currently needed in Hannover alone to be able to control passengers “in a reasonable time and to avoid long queues.”