Labor union Verdi announced, that German public workers are planning strikes across the country. As it was disclosed in the press release, union representatives have been warned travellers for flight delays and cancellations.
The strike is a result of unsuccessful negotiations for 6 percent pay rise for around 2.3 million workers in various public sector roles across Germany. Employees would be on strike on Tuesday at Munich, Frankfurt, Bremen and Cologne airports.
Angry travelers already posting about issues due to the strikes:
#Lufthansa, you are EXTREMELY funny to cancel my flight tomorrow and even don’t bother to inform me……………
— Global Flight (@globalflight_RB) April 9, 2018
— Brahmjot Kaur (@brahmjot) April 10, 2018
Strike, taxes, raise prices, reduce standard of living. Oh wait. I just described #Eurowasteland of 2018 lead by the fourth or-so Reich? Or maybe it’s the whole western world? And all while a filthy rich country has issues with being über-rich. #Lufthansa #Strike Rant on.
— Tom Stough (@worstwriter) April 9, 2018
As it was announced in Verdi’s press release, the strike at the Frankfurt airport will be from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday. In addition to the ground staff and some fire services staff announced earlier, the security staff and workers loading and unloading planes will as well join the strike.
“A number of strikes is increasing every year. Unfortunately, but passengers usually have their flights delayed or even cancelled because of these. But even during this kind of flight disruptions passengers have their rights. Carriers need to take care of their customers according to the EC 261/2004 regulation,” comments Marius Stonkus, the CEO of flight compensation company Skycop.