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Posted at: Jan 10, 2019, 1:26 PM; last updated: Jan 10, 2019, 1:26 PM (IST)

German airport security staff strike hits more than 600 flights

German airport security staff strike hits more than 600 flights
Public sector union Verdi said it was negotiating on behalf of 23,000 security workers in Germany. — Reuters

Berlin, January 10

In a bid to put pressure on management more than 640 flights in Germany were cancelled on Thursday due to security staff strikes at Duesseldorf, Cologne and Stuttgart.

Out of 1,054 scheduled flights in total, 643 were cancelled, the airports said due to significant delays at security checkpoints many of its passengers were affected.

Public sector union Verdi said it was negotiating on behalf of 23,000 security workers in Germany.

Wage talks are to resume on January 23. The union has demanded a pay increase to 20 euros per hour before tax.

On Monday, a strike at Berlin's Schoenefeld and Tegel airports had caused delays and flight cancellations. — Reuters

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