Strike cancels all flights at Berlin Brandenburg airport


YEREVAN, JANUARY 25, ARTSAKHPRESS. All passenger flights at the Berlin Brandenburg airport that were scheduled for Wednesday have either been cancelled or rescheduled due to a labor strike, Deutsche Welle reports.

Around 300 flights were to take off or land at the Berlin airport on Wednesday. However, the terminal buildings of Berlin’s international airport were virtually empty on Wednesday morning.

Numerous workers gathered in front of the main terminal building of the Berlin-Brandenburg airport. The strike is set to last throughout the day. 

As many as 35,000 passengers who were scheduled to pass through the Berlin Brandenburg Airport are estimated to be affected by the strike.

The labor strike was organized by the trade union Verdi over pay.

The trade union is demanding a per month hike of €500 ($540) in the salaries of airport employees and the ground handling services over a 12-month collective bargaining contract.

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