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World News April 25, 2023

Passenger misery in Germany as Berlin airport staff strike

Security staff at Berlin International Airport and Aviation Handling Services Hamburg have staged a one-day strike in Germany, impacting flight departures and arrivals. The action led to the cancellation of 240 flights scheduled to depart from Berlin, and a 24-hour strike by Hamburg employees handling check-ins and lost luggage for several airlines, including Lufthansa. While Frankfurt and Munich airports were not directly impacted, knock-on effects are expected for Lufthansa. Strikes have become common in Germany in recent months due to unions seeking pay rises in response to record inflation. The EVG union is currently negotiating on behalf of 230,000 workers for a 12% wage increase, which management firms have yet to agree on.

Sources: CGTN

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