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Workers at Berlin airports to strike over pay on Wednesday - union
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Workers at Berlin airports to strike over pay on Wednesday - union

A German carrier Lufthansa aircraft lands at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio BenschFile Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ground staff at Berlin’s two commercial airports will go on strike on Wednesday in a dispute over pay, Germany’s biggest white collar union said on Tuesday.

The walkout by staff at Tegel and Schoenefeld airports will last from 0500 local time (0400 GMT) to around 1100, trade union Verdi said.

A spokesman for the airports said he expected severe disruption.

Verdi said wage negotiations with employers had yet to yield results. It is demanding a pay rise for staff who load and unload airplanes, marshal them or work on check-in desks to around 12 euros (£10.28) per hour from around 11 euros.

Reporting by Ralf Bode; Writing by Michelle Martin; editing by John Stonestreet

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