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Airport chaos: Union is pushing for quick solutions


Long queues, stacks of luggage: German airports are massively overloaded. The CDU uses the opportunity for offensive opposition work - but does not only see politics as responsible.

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Queue at Hamburg Airport: Complicity of employers

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In view of bottlenecks at airports, the Union has asked the federal government to find quick solutions.

Union parliamentary group leader Ulrich Lange (CSU) told the German Press Agency in Berlin: “The current situation at our airports is out of the question.

It's embarrassing and it damages Germany's reputation in the world.

I understand the thousands of passengers whose time, money and nerves are wasted even though they just want to fly on their relaxing vacation.«

On Thursday, the Bundestag is to discuss an application by the CDU/CSU parliamentary group to eliminate the chaos at the airports.

Among other things, the federal government should be asked to immediately convene an “air travel summit” with the participation of the responsible federal ministers.

Long criticized that those responsible would pass the buck to each other.

Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) once again withdraws from the affair.

Fast and effective solutions are needed.

Due to major annoyances with waiting times for travelers at German airports, foreign aid workers should be able to come to the reinforcements in the summer if possible.

In addition, the federal government had promised quick regulations so that operators could temporarily hire staff - especially from Turkey.

This includes specific guidelines to prevent social or wage dumping.

The North Rhine-Westphalian Minister of Labor Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU), on the other hand, sees employers as partly to blame for the misery.

From his point of view, these are responsible for the situation, Laumann told the “Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung”.

»On the one hand, the staff could not be retained during the pandemic, despite short-time work benefits and state support.

On the other hand, the operators did not prepare in advance.«

Laumann also criticized the fact that many vacancies were not even reported.

"I'm really surprised that employers have so far only given up a few jobs on the job market, for example in Düsseldorf only 13 jobs for baggage handlers and only one job for an aviation security assistant." ramp up as quickly as possible and look for additional staff«.

With a view to the possible use of foreign workers at the airports, Laumann said: “If employers submit applications for a priority check, these should be decided by the employment agencies well below the statutory deadline of two weeks.”


Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2022-07-07

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