Berlin airport cancels all flights amid ground staff strike
Jan 25, 2023, 2:10 AM | Updated: 3:46 am
(Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin Airport canceled all its flights Wednesday after ground staff went on strike to press their demands for higher pay.
The walk-out affected about 300 flights to and from Germany’s capital.
Labor union Verdi said its members were seeking a raise of 500 euros ($544) per month.
German news agency dpa reported that employers have offered staff a one-off payment of 2,000 euros.
Germany experienced its highest annual inflation in more than 70 years last year.
Sharp increases in the cost of food and energy saw full-year inflation reach 7.9% in 2022.
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