Berlin airport cancels all flights over strike

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All passenger flights had been cancelled at Berlin Brandenburg airport (BER) on Wednesday, as workers walked out in a dispute over greater pay.Some 300 flights had been both scrapped or rescheduled, the airport stated, affecting round 35,000 passengers.The day-long “warning strike” was known as by the highly effective Verdi union to ramp up stress forward of the following spherical of negotiations with bosses.The union stated it anticipated some 1,500 airport workers to participate within the walkout.Verdi is pushing for a month-to-month wage improve of 500 euros (R7 600) over a 12-month interval for floor crew. For safety personnel, it desires greater bonus funds for weekend and vacation hours.”Everybody is aware of in regards to the exorbitantly greater costs, be it for meals or at petrol stations,” Verdi consultant Holger Roessler informed German media.German inflation slowed to eight.6 % in December after peaking at 10.4 % in October, primarily due to authorities aid measures to chill power prices.Late final yr, Germany’s greatest commerce union IG Metall received an settlement for an 8.5-percent pay hike masking virtually 4 million employees in industrial sectors after staging a collection of warning strikes.

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