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Verdi strikes Lufthansa again on the ground – passengers affected

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Verdi strikes Lufthansa again on the ground – passengers affected

A new Verdi warning strike will again affect Lufthansa passengers this week: The union has called on ground staff to go on strike on Thursday and Friday.

The Verdi union has called on all Lufthansa ground staff to go on strike on Thursday and Friday of this week. She announced this on Monday. Passengers are again affected by the warning strike.

The strike is scheduled to begin in passenger areas on Thursday at 4 a.m. and end shortly after 7 a.m. on Saturday. In addition, a rally is scheduled to take place at Berlin-Brandenburg BER Airport on Thursday at 9 a.m. on Willy-Brandt-Platz in Schönefeld (Dahme-Spreewald).

Eurowings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, says it is not affected by the strike. The airline, which also flies from BER, assumes that it will “carry out its flight program as planned”. “It cannot be ruled out that the strike measures could lead to occasional irregularities in operations,” said a spokeswoman when asked by rbb|24.

“It is impossible for anyone to believe that this company will announce record annual results this week, that bonuses for board members will be significantly increased and that employees on the ground, with hourly wages of sometimes 13 euros, no longer even know how they are going to make ends meet in the most expensive cities in Germany.” said Verdi negotiator Marvin Reschinsky on the status of the negotiations.

In the ongoing collective bargaining dispute for around 25,000 ground workers, there had already been two waves of warning strikes, each of which paralyzed passenger traffic for around a day in February.

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According to Verdi, a fifth negotiation date agreed in advance will take place on Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th.

Lufthansa’s technical staff took part in a warning strike at the end of last week. However, this had no impact on air traffic and passenger operations.

Following the warning strike by technical staff, freight operations were also on strike last week – and this also had little impact on passenger traffic.

The background to the warning strikes is collective bargaining at Lufthansa, which is scheduled to continue in the middle of the month.

With the upcoming strike, air travelers within Germany cannot switch to the train this time. The train drivers’ union GDL has also called for a warning strike. It is scheduled to begin on Thursday at 2 a.m. and last until Friday at 1 p.m. In freight transport, the industrial action begins on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to last until Friday at 5 a.m.

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