At several German airports, passengers have to be prepared for numerous delays and cancellations today and tomorrow. Two-day warning strikes began at night at Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Cologne/Bonn airports, and a full-day strike is to follow in Stuttgart on Friday.

The employees in the aviation security area, in passenger control, in personnel and goods control and in service areas were called upon. According to the airports and Verdi, passengers must expect delays and many flight cancellations. The aviation industry criticized the renewed strike.

The background to the warning strikes are the negotiations between Verdi and the Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies (BDLS) about time supplements for night, Saturday, Sunday and public holiday work as well as better collective bargaining regulations for overtime pay for security and service staff at commercial airports. Negotiations are scheduled to continue on April 27th and 28th.