Strikes at airports this Monday, February 27

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From this Monday, passengers departing – returning from Germany will have some problems. Spanish airports will be affected at Easter. The unions are calling for a strike. It’s not just in France!

In Germany, this Monday

The Verdi union wants to strike again at the airports. On Monday, public sector employees at Cologne and Düsseldorf airports must stop work. “Due to the strike, delays, cancellations and even a partial stoppage of air traffic at Düsseldorf and Cologne/Bonn airports are to be expected,” warns Verdi.

At the airport of Köln/Bonnthe first groups of employees begin their strikes on the night of February 26 to 27, 2023. Dusseldorf follows soon after. Due to shift work, the strikes ended on the night of February 27-27. February 28, 2023 at both airports,” a statement from Verdi read.

In Spain, strikes are planned for Easter

Unions representing workers at airport handling company Swissport have called for a series of 24-hour walkouts after negotiations stalled.

The strike will affect 17 Spanish airports…

…including Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona-El Prat, Reus, Alicante, Valencia, Murcia, Málaga, Almería, Salamanca, Valladolid, Burgos, Logroño, Zaragoza, Huesca, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife Sur.

Swissport provides passenger services and ramp assistance, except at Gran Canaria and Tenerife Sur airports, where it assists business aviation companies; and in Madrid and Malaga, which operates air cargo handling services,

Its customers include airlines Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia Express, Icelandair, Iran Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Turkish Airlines and Vueling.

The strike will take place every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, starting next Monday, February 27, and will continue until next April 13.

The union says it has been demanding better working conditions for more than eight years, without success.

“This is the reality faced by workers at Swissport Handling and for which it has been decided to say enough,” said a union spokesperson.

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