BERLIN – Berlin Brandenburg Airport announced in a statement that there will be a significant disruption to passenger departures on Thursday.
This decision comes in response to strikes announced by the public sector union Verdi, causing concern for travelers and potential travel chaos.
In an official statement on Tuesday, the airport informed its partners, including airlines, ground handlers, security firms, and local businesses, about the potential impact of the strike. Passengers affected by the situation are urged contact respective airlines for assistance with rebooking and exploring alternative travel options.
It’s worth noting that the strike may not only affect departures but could also impact arrivals, and decisions regarding the latter will be made by individual airlines. Initially, the day was planned to have around 170 take-offs and landings, involving nearly 50,000 passengers.
Adding to the complexity of the situation, the trade union representing approximately 25,000 employees engaged in airport security is advocating for increased wages during ongoing collective bargaining discussions.
To stay updated on the evolving situation, BER is actively providing real-time information through its official website and various social media channels, ensuring that passengers remain informed about any developments related to the strike and its consequences.
Simultaneously, Germany has experienced a series of labor strikes in the transportation sector in the past few days, with demands focusing on salary hikes and modifications to working hours.
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