Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
04:05 PM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
30 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
International
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Germany: Strike at Duesseldorf, Cologne airports
Associated Press
Passengers read screens that are warning of a security staff strike at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Passengers read screens that are warning of a security staff strike at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A+ A-

BERLIN: More than 300 flights have been cancelled at Germany's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports after security personnel walked off the job to press wage demands ahead of a new round of negotiations.

The dpa news agency reported Friday that 250 workers started a day-long strike at 4 a.m., causing the cancellation of 228 flights in Duesseldorf and 78 in Cologne-Bonn.

The ver.di union seeks a roughly 30 percent pay increase this year for private security workers, including about 2,000 airport security personnel and 32,000 others in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Employers have offered a 9 percent raise.

Ver.di has staged regular strikes this year at the two airports as well as in Hamburg, where it's also seeking a new wage deal. A new round of negotiations is to start Monday.

 
Home International
 
     
 
Germany
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Thursday April 24, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Israel shows Zionism’s true colors
Michael Young
Michael Young
For Christians, blessed are the dividers
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
An Iran deal is close, but we’re not there yet
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS