Berlin airport workers to strike over pay

Workers at Berlin’s two airport have started a 25-hour strike on Monday to step up action in a pay dispute.

The strike is expected to impact over 650 flights.

Ground staff at Berlin’s airports have staged walk outs several times over the past week, with a similar strike on Friday leading to the cancellation of nearly 700 flights.

The workers’ union are demanding an increase in pay for the ground staff. They want 12 euros an hour as part of a one-year collective agreement.

They had earlier rejected the management’s offer of an 8 per cent increase over three years.

Lufthansa, Air Berlin, EasyJet and Ryanair serve the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports.

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