BERLIN, March 11 (Reuters) – Germany’s Verdi trade union has called for a strike of security personnel at Berlin’s airport on March 13 to start in the early hours of the morning, which it said would likely cause longer queues for passengers or flight cancellations.
The services sector trade union said it was calling for the strike due to disputes over remuneration for working at night, weekends and on bank holidays that had been going on for years.
“Verdi calls for appropriate pay for flight security personnel who are working at unfavorable times,” it said in a statement. “Supplements have not been improved since 2006, and we have been on and off negotiating a raise ever since 2013”.
Reporting by Sarah Marsh and Christian Ruettger;
Editing by Tomasz Janowski
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