In the collective bargaining dispute, the Verdi union is calling for strikes at German airports on Friday.
In addition to Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and other cities are also affected.
Munich – In the collective bargaining dispute, the Verdi union is calling for a strike at German airports.
The labor dispute is expected to paralyze other airports in major German cities on Friday (February 17) in addition to Munich, since public sector employees are also employed at the airports.
Verdi wants to paralyze German airports with a strike - Munich is also affected
The Verdi union extends the collective bargaining dispute in the public sector to several airports in Germany.
This Friday, in addition to Munich Airport, the airports in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Stuttgart, Dortmund, Hanover and Bremen are to be paralyzed all day, as the union announced on Wednesday night.
The employees of the operating companies are often paid according to the collective agreements of the municipalities.
Passengers must be prepared for delays and flight cancellations.
With the now continued warning strikes, the employees want to give emphasis to their demands in the ongoing collective bargaining dispute between the federal and local governments.
Further warning strikes have been announced in Hesse, Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia, among others, before the second round of collective bargaining on February 22nd and 23rd.
Verdi wants to paralyze German airports with strikes: Union demands higher salaries
After the postal strike, the Verdi union not only wants to paralyze German airports with the strike, but also wants to create a better basis for salary negotiations in the wage dispute.
In the ongoing collective bargaining negotiations, Verdi and the civil servants' association dbb are demanding 10.5 percent more income, but at least 500 euros more for the approximately 2.5 million employees in the federal and local public sector.
The term of the new collective agreement is to be twelve months.
The employers have so far rejected the claims.
In January, Verdi had already struck at the airports in Berlin and Düsseldorf in two other collective bargaining disputes.
In the NRW capital it was about a new contract with the ground handler Aviapartner, in Berlin the employees of the operating company, the ground handling services and the aviation security controllers went on strike.
An agreement was reached in Berlin after the warning strike.
Verdi calls for strikes at German airports: air traffic extremely prone to strikes
Air traffic is extremely prone to strikes because of the fragmented service providers, because many small, safety-relevant groups are powerful enough to bring operations to a standstill.
Basically, the strike by the airport fire brigade is enough to shut down the entire operation.
In the past, for example, the forces at passenger control, the pilots, technicians, flight attendants, apron controllers or the ground staff have gone on strike.
They are partly represented by divisional unions.
Among other things, Verdi has access to the flight infrastructure via the public service collective agreement at issue here, according to which many employees of the airport companies are paid.
Paralyze German airports: Verdi calls for a strike – extent similar to 2018
Verdi also does not rule out an extension of the strikes.
The last major warning strike with similar consequences was several years ago: In April 2018, hundreds of flights across Germany had to be canceled because collective bargaining for municipal and federal employees was not progressing.
In eight federal states, tens of thousands of employees went down their work during a warning strike.
In addition to airports, urban transport, daycare centers, clinics, administrations and indoor swimming pools were also affected in many places.
(mst with dpa)