Germany -Security personnel strike paralyses Hamburg airport -February 11, 2015

An agreement between trade union Ver.di and the employers association has ensured a 13% wage increase for security workers.

After a series of warning strikes, an agreement between trade union Ver.di and the employers association has ensured a 13% wage increase for security workers. A strike of airport security personnel called by trade union Ver.di caused widespread disruptions affecting 40,000 passengers. Security personnel walked off the job in Hamburg, Stuttgart and Hanover. Hamburg airport was hit hardest and was by mid-day forced to call in police aid to close all entrances to both terminals, which had become severely overcrowded. The security workers are demanding pay rises between 70 cents and €2.50 per hour. Security guards at military basis and nuclear power facilities, who fall under the same collective agreement, walked off the job as well.

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/union-victory-german-security-workers

http://www.dw.de/passenger-screening-personnel-strike-disrupts-hamburg-airport ...  


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