The trade union organization ver.di earlier this evening called on airport security and passenger screening workers to go on strike again on Thursday at Berlin, Hamburg, Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart airports.

The union, which represents 25,000 workers in the airport security services industry, is seeking to put pressure on employers to improve their offer in ongoing collective bargaining. According to her estimates German Airport Association ADV, in the corresponding strike on February 1, more than 1,100 flights were canceled at eleven major German airports, and the pressure is mounting even more as the Easter holidays, which begin on March 22, approach. According to the representative of the union in the negotiations with the employers, Wolfgang Pieper, the mobilizations may be extended and intensified.

ver.di is asking for a wage increase of 2.80 euros/hour, with overtime compensation starting earlier.

At the same time, mobilizations of the Independent Flight Attendant Organization (UFO) are underway. Lufthansa cabin crew are on strike today on flights departing from Munich Airport, and tomorrow crews on flights scheduled to depart from Frankfurt will be on strike. The union is demanding 15% increases in monthly wages, an 18-month collective agreement and “inflation compensation” of €3,000.