AAccording to the Verdi union, a warning strike also began at Düsseldorf airport on Monday. A spokesman confirmed this early in the morning. “The strike has been going on since 3 a.m., and around 700 to 800 strikers are expected throughout the day,” he said.
An airport spokesman said that of the 330 arrivals and departures planned for Monday, 89 flights are to take place. 205 flights were canceled, the rest were postponed to the following day or moved to other airports. Passengers were informed about changed flights via the airlines at the weekend, so only a few guests came to the airport on Monday morning.
According to the union, there had already been walkouts at Cologne/Bonn Airport a few hours earlier. At both airports, the warning strikes should only end on Tuesday night.
The background to the strikes are the negotiations for employees in the public sector at the federal and municipal level, as well as the nationwide negotiations for employees in aviation security. Collective bargaining is currently being conducted for both groups of employees.
The “Tagesspiegel” reported on Monday morning that Verdi is planning work stoppages at the Charité in Berlin, in the Vivantes clinics and in the Jewish hospital for March 6th and 7th. Accordingly, the strike should also be called in the student union, which operates canteens and university daycare centers. According to the newspaper, the union will soon announce more concrete details.