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After the Lufthansa strike: the union calls for the next wage war

After the Lufthansa strike: the union calls for the next wage war

After the successful warning strike by Lufthansa, the Verdi union also called on the staff of the ground handling service provider Swissport Losch to go on strike on Wednesday. Munich Airport warns of flight cancellations.

editorial staff
9. August 2022 22:00

Two weeks after the successful warning strike by the ground staff of the German AUA parent company Lufthansa in the middle of the summer holidays, the Verdi union is calling for another strike at Munich Airport. The target now is the ground handling service provider Swissport Losch. On this Wednesday, the employees of the midday shift from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. should let their work rest.

Airport warns of failures

The airport warned that there could be flight cancellations and delays in operations. The service provider works for many holiday airlines, said an airport spokesman. Passengers should check with their airline or tour operator.

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Verdi calls for a significant wage increase

The union is demanding a significant wage increase for the approximately 600 Munich employees of Swissport Losch in order to “currently secure real wages in view of an inflation rate of 8 percent,” as negotiator Manuela Dietz said on Tuesday. Then the company could also fill more vacancies.

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