Verdi is calling for warning strikes at six airports on Monday

The hourly wage for security guards in passenger control is to increase by at least one euro.
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Among other things, the union is calling for wage adjustments among security forces. Verdi described an offer previously made by the employer as “insufficient”. Six airports are affected by the strikes.

earnings calls on security forces in passenger control at several German airports to go on all-day warning strikes on Monday. According to the union, strikes are to take place at the airports in Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Berlin, Bremen, Hanover and Leipzig. The warning strikes are part of the collective bargaining conflict between Verdi and the Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies (BDLS). The union is negotiating with the employers’ association about a new collective agreement for around 25,000 security forces nationwide.

Already at the end of February, after two rounds of negotiations without a result at individual airports warning strikes given. At the beginning of March, the third round also had no result. Verdi describes the employer’s offer as “insufficient”. The Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies had spoken of approximations after the most recent talks, but the ideas were still far apart.

Verdi wants to sign a contract for twelve months and increase hourly wages by at least one euro. The salaries of the baggage and personnel inspectors should reach the level of employees in passenger control, employees in aircraft security and boarding card control should be paid uniformly nationwide. Both sides want to meet on March 16th and 17th in Berlin for further negotiations.

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