Berlin Airport Strikes
Two thousand Ground Handlers Strike
World is watching
Update:-Monday evening 20 March 2017 Numerous delays out of Berlin Tegel today. Tomorrow so far no flights have been cancelled or delayed. Call your airline to get updates.
Update:-Update:-Saturday 18 March 2017 Berlin Airport workers union and management will be in negotiations on Monday.
Update:-Tuesday 14 March 2017 Yesterday 460 departures got chopped at Berlin Tegel Airport, Schoenefeld 143. Union behind strike action ver.di likely not to announce future strikes in advance blaming strike-breakers from yesterday. Ryanair had brought in own ground workers. Union did however state no further strikes before the end of the weekend.
This leaves everyone wondering about travel on Sunday night and Monday the 20th.
Update:-13 March 2017 Strike has been extended till Wednesday 5am. Just great.Update:-13 March 2017 Strike has been extended till Wednesday 5am. Just great.
Update:-13 March 2017 Baggage handlers back on strike today, 25 hour strike. Monday 4am till 5am Tuesday. Union and management a mile apart on any agreement soon. As usual you know what to do. No luggage, get to airport early, call airport to see if you are leaving, although this maybe unreliable.
So far for tomorrow (10th) Air Berlin has cancelled 20 flights leaving from Berlin Tegel.
Berlin Tegel departures 63 and arrivals 76 cancelled.
Update:-9 March 2017 Berlin airports Tegel and Schonefeld ground handling In the news. Strikes to begin this Friday 4am and last till 5am Saturday.
Severe disruptions are expected, call your air carrier. Verdi union workers offered 8% over three years, union looking for 10% increase. Talks still going on.
First possible indefinite strike date Wednesday, 8th March. Verdi should give 12 hours notice of strike action.
Update:-Friday 3 March 2017 Union workers vote overwhelmingly for strike action. Verdi union meeting is to take place on the 7th when more information will be released. Worlds largest tourist expo in Berlin starts the 8th, 180,000 visitors. It’s getting more and more likely that your flight could be cancelled next week to Berlin’s Tegel or Schonefeld Airport.
Temporary workers can’t be used by law. Air Berlin expected to be hit hard.
Update:-Tuesday 28 February 2017 voting taking place today whether or not union workers, baggage handlers, check-in, and ramp workers at Schonefeld and Berlin Tegel Airports strike.
Ballot results due in this Friday, strike could start Saturday 4th March.
New Wednesday 15 February 2017 Yes, unions are back with strike action at both Berlin Airports. Union members, ground crews, will strike 3pm - 9pm local time, tomorrow Thursday 16 February, 2017. Just in time for Berlin film festival.
Call your airline. Expect delays and possible flight cancellations. Can you come without luggage? Verdi trade union will meet with management on Friday for negotiations.
Update:-Wednesday February 8, 2017 So far, flights cancelled 130. Air Berlin alone cancelled 60 flights. Flight marshals and plane re-fuellers joined in. Hamburg, flight crew, terminal bus drivers, cleaners and baggage handlers joined in. Passengers were asked to not bring luggage.
Announced today, Tuesday February 7.
Expect severe disruption, possible flight cancellations, tomorrow, Wednesday, 8 February 2017. Strike hours, between 5am and 11am (local time).
More talks planned for Friday, February 10th. This is considered a warning strike causing huge uncertainty.
Stay in close contact with your airline, before you travel to your airport.
We will be updating.
Air Berlin announce they will let go 1,200 jobs and lease 40 aircraft to Lufthansa. (12 January 2017 Lufthansa to absorb Air Berlin)
Lufthansa Pilot Strike
Update:-Wednesday, March 15, 2017 German airline pilot’s for Lufthansa have made a deal with management. Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and low cost pilot’s for Germanwings will get over May 2012 - June 2022 11.4% pay raise. Pilot union accept gradual increase in retirement age.
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