BERLIN (AP) — Security staff at Berlin’s two airports are staging a strike that is causing disruption to flights.
The ver.di union called on staff at the German capital’s Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk off the job from 5 to 8:45 a.m. (0400 to 0745 GMT) Monday.
German news agency dpa reported that airlines including Lufthansa, Easyjet, Ryanair and Aeroflot canceled flights ahead of the walkout. Several flights were significantly delayed.
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Ver.di has said employers “provoked” the strike by offering a pay increase of 2 percent over two years.
The union wants hourly pay for all workers conducting security checks to rise to 20 euros ($22.81). Employer association BDLS says this could amount to a 30 percent increase in some cases.
The next round of talks is due on Jan. 23.
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