The Verdi union has announced warning strikes at the airports in Hanover and Bremen for Monday. It can be assumed that on the day of the strike, passenger planes will not be able to take off or land in either Bremen or Hanover, according to a statement on Saturday.
The background is, on the one hand, the collective bargaining for employees in the public sector at the federal and municipal level, local negotiations for employees in ground handling services and, on the other hand, the nationwide collective bargaining agreement for employees in aviation security (surcharges for night and holiday work), in which, after eight negotiation rounds, there is no offer from the employer side. The airports in Hamburg and Berlin are also affected by the strikes.
Verdi is asking for the understanding of the passengers who are affected by a strike. In order to provide relief, the one-day warning strike was announced early enough. In this way, those affected could resort to alternative options.
On Tuesday, the bus and train services of the Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe Üstra should also be on strike. In addition, all employees of the public service of the federal government and the municipalities in Hanover and the region are called to the warning strike, including administration and daycare centers. In addition, the employees of the Klinikum Region Hannover are called to protest on Tuesday and Wednesday. The employees of the waste disposal company aha are temporarily on strike on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Hanover and the region.
Verdi and the civil servants’ association dbb are demanding 10.5 percent more income for the approximately 2.5 million employees in the public sector, but at least 500 euros more per month. In the second round of negotiations there was no rapprochement.