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Workers at Berlin airports to strike over pay on Wednesday - union
February 7, 2017 / 4:50 PM / 10 months ago

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

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.

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

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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