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Hundreds of Berlin flights cancelled in ground crew strike

AP
Published : Mar 13, 2017, 3:48 pm IST
Updated : Mar 13, 2017, 3:48 pm IST

Airport authorities said 448 departures from Tegel, the busier airport, and 194 from Schoenefeld were cancelled.

The ver.di union called on staff at the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk out from 8:30 pm IST Monday until 9:30 pm IST Tuesday. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 The ver.di union called on staff at the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk out from 8:30 pm IST Monday until 9:30 pm IST Tuesday. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Berlin: Ground staffs at Berlin’s two airports have gone on strike for the second time in four days, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

The ver.di union called on staff at the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk out from 8:30 pm IST Monday until 9:30 pm IST Tuesday. The strike follows a similar all-day walkout on Friday.

 

Airport authorities said 448 departures from Tegel, the busier airport, and 194 from Schoenefeld were cancelled - most of the flights planned for the day.

Ver.di announced the new walkout on Sunday, arguing that it was necessary because employers hadn't reacted to the previous strike and made a new offer in their wage dispute.

Tags: ground staff, airport strike, ver.di union
Location: Germany, Berliini, Berlin