Staff on Strike: Berlin Airport Cancels All Flights

25 January 2023, Brandenburg, Schönefeld: Participants of a demonstration for the warning strike at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport BER have gathered in front of the airport on Willy-Brandt-Platz. The trade union Verdi has called for an all-day warning strike at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport. No passenger flights are expected to take off or land …
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BERLIN (AP) – Berlin Airport canceled all its flights Wednesday after ground staff went on strike to press their demands for higher pay.

The walk-out affected about 300 flights to and from Germany’s capital.

Labor union Verdi said its members were seeking a raise of 500 euros ($544) per month.

German news agency dpa reported that employers have offered staff a one-off payment of 2,000 euros.

Germany experienced its highest annual inflation in more than 70 years last year.

Sharp increases in the cost of food and energy saw full-year inflation reach 7.9% in 2022.

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