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25 April 2016 German airport strike this week
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It's not German airport security workers its Lufthansa pilot strike. Strike is planned for Tuesday September 8, 2015 8am to midnight 
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​Dusseldorf Airport Security Strike and Cologne/Bonn Airport security strike.

German Airport Security Strike
Yes deal has been offered but not to Hamburg International, Hannover Airport and Stuttgart workers. Terrible 24 hour strike at these airports is planned tomorrow February, 9, 2015. Follow along with us Easy Travel Report
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Update:-Deal has been offered, union members will vote on whether to take it or not. Results due in Friday the 13th, February. 

Strike is planned Thursday, 29 January, 2015. Workers will strike all day to put pressure on management before a scheduled meeting takes place 5, February, 2015.
Strikes took place earlier this week on Monday and Tuesday with little disruption at both airports.

Get to the airport earlier than normal. Call your airline for instructions.
We will update our Dusseldorf Strike and Cologne Bonn strike pages if necessary.
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Previous strikes
​Hamburg Airport Security
22 January 2015 New Hamburg Airport security strike planned for Friday, 23 January 2015 between the hours 11am - 4pm.  
Get to the airport three hours early. Call your airline your flight could be cancelled, brought forward or delayed.
Follow along with us at Hamburg Airport Strike
Hamburg Airport
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Strikes for 2014
Attention it's not German airport security workers striking tomorrow it's Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings.
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Germanwings Strike
Lufthansa Strike

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Please, enough is enough. This late notice for strikes is impossible. Please Mrs Merkel do something. Make it illegal for this short notice. Flights from Vienna airport - Air Berlin, Germanwings, Tyrolean Airways, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional, Eurowings, Cityline all get delayed or cancelled.

​Update:-31 March it's not a security strike this time it's Lufthansa/Germanwings pilots
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Update:-25 March 2014 Email sent out by Verdi union at 7:30am today. Civil Servants strike, 53,000 workers. Airport workers strike has now spread to Munich Airport, Cologne/Bonn Airport, Dusseldorf Airport, Hamburg Airport, Stuttgart and Hannover Airports. Strike is Thursday, 27 March, 2014. 
Strike will start early am and go till 2pm. Call your airline. Despicable. Germany has to change these laws.
​Air traffic will not be back to normal till Friday afternoon. (Will Lufthansa pilots call strike for this week-end? Pulling a double whammy?) Public transport workers across the country are also joining in. See what Fraport has to say refresh.







Last years industrial actions 2013. Going into 2014 issue still not resolved.
Not airport security this time - Lufthansa Airlines instead!

Saturday, 20 April Lufthansa trying to get strike deemed illegal.

Friday, 19 April 2013 Lufthansa airline strike, 24 hours, Monday, 22 April, 2013. Long-hauls should leave, will effect domestic and European flights.Airline will announce cancellations on Saturday evening. Involves Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Hannover, Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn Airports. Berlin Airport will strike in the morning till 2:30PM. Website will also be closed.


Wednesday March 20 Tomorrow Lufthansa baggage handlers strike tomorrow. Not these guy's for a change.
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German police step in as security agents.

Easter Friday this year, March 29. Just be prepared with a plan B
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Monday 18 March German rail strike today. Ended by 8AM.  No more strikes are planned DW
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Monday, March 11 German airport security strike again today, Dusseldorf Airport, 160 flight cancellations already, mainly arrivals. Started 4am and likely to go on all day.
KLM Cityhopper, Aer Lingus, Tyroloean Airways, Air France you name it. Cologne-Bonn security workers also on strike today.

Security workers earn €2.50 per hour, union wants it up to €3.64 per hour for 34,000 airport security workers.

March 8 New airport security strike today at Cologne airport, some 50 flights cancelled started at 4am and likely to go on till late at night.
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Friday, February 22, German airport security workers walked off the job again yesterday at Dusseldorf and Cologne Bonn airports. Strikes started at 3:30 am and went till 10am, in that short time, Cologne Bonn cancelled some 13 flights and 8 arrivals were cancelled. Dusseldorf 72 flights were cancelled, 136,000 passengers. 
Hopefully week-end won't be interrupted.
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New German airport security strike tomorrow at Hamburg airport.
Will start Wednesday, February 20 at 3:45 am and go on till past 11 at night.
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Friday, February 15 Unexpected today at 4 am Cologne - Bonn security workers never showed up for work. Strike likely to go on all day. Added to this the confusion of flight delays from yesterdays's strike. You, as planned by Verdi union are perhaps stranded for a second day. Possibly even another day by the time Cologne airport finishes back up of flights on Saturday. Whose to say what antics union pulls for Saturday morning.
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Friday, February 15 Unexpected today at 4 am Cologne - Bonn security workers never showed up for work. Strike likely to go on all day. Added to this the confusion of flight delays from yesterdays's strike. You, as planned by Verdi union are perhaps stranded for a second day.
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February 13 Issue still not resolved. Strike will start tomorrow 3 am and go all day. Unlucky airport of choice Hamburg and Dusseldorf. Lufthansa flights and Air Berlin expected to be hit hard. See Hamburg strike page
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German Airport Security Strike
This month alone, 18, 24 and 25 we've seen Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Bonn/Cologne airport strikes. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled. Expect this strike to spread, perhaps even to a nationwide German airport strike. If you have a lay over in any German airport get a German visa. That way if a wildcat strike happens and your flight is cancelled you can sleep in a hotel instead of a cot in international arrivals for the night. Press release by BDSW

Friday January 25 German airport security strike spills over to today. Likely to last all day. Between both airports yesterday and today some 80 flights cancelled.  24,000 passengers from Dusseldorf alone. 
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Thursday, January 24 Dusseldorf and Bonn/Cologne airport security strike again today. Call ahead if possible. Be prepared for flight to be cancelled or delayed. Will ripple around the network. Lufthansa expected to be hit hard, likely to last all day. Again.
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18 January Airport security issue back in the news today. 
Airport security workers never showed up for shifts today at Hamburg Airport. Only one of the 20 security isles working. Airport telling passengers to be prepared to miss flight or have it cancelled. A foot of snow has also caused cancellations across Germany adding to the mix. Security earn 11.80 euros ($15.73) and want a raise to 14.50 euros. Call airport before you leave the house.  Lufthansa flights hit especially bad, strike will last from 4am to 11pm. Ripples around the world network. See Hamburg Airport press release 


German Airport Security Strike
10 December 2012 Wildcat strike at German airports today by airport security personnel. Hardest hit Cologne/Bonn and Baden Baden/Karlsruhe. Strike times will vary during the day. Figuring into this  are delays caused by bad weather. Munich 3 hour delays as with Prague and Vienna. Roads bad. Passengers given food voucher and hotel for the night. Some unlucky  passengers caught in international arrivals without a German visa get to sleep on a cot.
Security union BDSW next meeting January 15.

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